Kennesaw State University’s Preferred Name Option

With the growing diversity of our campus, many students, faculty and staff use names other than their given name for a variety of personal or cultural reasons. To better serve our campus constituencies, we have created the option to add a Preferred First Name to all legally allowable University applications.

Beginning Fall semester 2017, students may opt to have their preferred name replace their legal name across all allowable applications. This will be the name by which they are recognized in most campus systems. Students wishing to update their preferred name may do so until 5:00pm on the first day of class. Name change forms will be updated three times per year, just prior to the start of the semester. The Preferred Name Change Form is submitted though Owl Express, under the Student Records tab

A list of systems that will be displaying preferred name may be found on the Registrar’s website:

Beginning Spring 2018, Faculty and Staff will have the option to submit a Preferred Name Form. The process and the systems impacted will exactly mirror those of the student preferred name solution.