Student Diversity & Inclusion is committed to supporting our transgender, gender non-comforming, and gender non-binary community.
Change your name and contact information at UND
It's important for you to keep UND up-to-date with your current address and contact information. The legal name listed in Campus Connection is the way your name will appear on your diploma, and your listed home address will be used for almost all mailed correspondence.
If you are not doing a legal name change, you can still update your name in Campus Connection along with your NDUS.identifier/Username.
To change your name in Campus Connection:
- Log in to Campus Connection
- Click Profile in the main menu
- Under Personal Details, click on Your Name then, Type listed as Preferred Name
- Update First Name and save
- Additional Changes
- Legal name changes must be done with the Name Change form through the Office of the Registrar.
- Addresses (Home, Permanent, or Parent) can be updated under on Campus Connection Profile under Addresses
- Emergency Contacts can be updated on Campus Connection Profile under Emergency Contacts
*Updating your Preferred Name in Campus Connection will update how your name appears on class rosters and Starfish. You will need to complete this step first before updating your campus IDM (first.last name). You do not have to go through a legal name change to update your campus IDM.
Update your Email or NDUS.identifier/Username:
After updating your name in Campus Connection (and you have verified correct information) you will need to contact University Information Technology to update your email/NDUS.identifier. You can call 701.777.222 and let the staff know that you need to change your NDUS.identifier/Username.
Gender Inclusive Housing
UND is committed to working with you in you in finding an on-campus housing option that meets your needs and where you can feel comfortable.Contact Student Diversity & Inclusion or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on gender inclusive housing options.
Gender Inclusive Restrooms on Campus
Gender inclusive restrooms are located across campus. Many are designated as single user.
UND Student Health Services specializes in medical and psychiatric care for students, including transgender individuals in a comfortable and non-judgmental environment. Inclusive health initiatives include:
- Ongoing training for staff on transgender health concerns
- Paperwork/Intake form modification to include pronouns, and chosen name.
- Referral for gender confirmation treatments/procedures
Northern Praire Community Clinic in Columbia Hall offers voice therapy for transgender students.
University Counseling Center provides mental health and substance use services that support students in their academic and personal goals. Services include modified paperwork/intake forms that are gender inclusive. Staff also participate in ongoing LGBTQIA training.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
The University of North Dakota (UND) is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. UND does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, marital status, veteran's status, political belief or affiliation or any other status protected by law. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, UND does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, employment and admission. UND will promptly and equitably investigate reports of discrimination or harassment and take disciplinary action as appropriate.
Retaliation in any form against a person who reports discrimination or participates in the investigation of discrimination is strictly prohibited and will be grounds for separate disciplinary action.
The University’s policies and procedures for complaints of discrimination or harassment are found at:
Notifying your Instructor of Your Name and Pronouns
We understand that not all students are ready to change their name in Campus Connection or are in progress. Below is a template e-mail that can be used to notify your instructor of your name and pronouns prior to class starting if you are comfortable sharing that information.
Dear [Instructor name],
My name is [Name], and I will be attending your course [Course Name] on [Days] at [Time] this [Term]. I am transgender and have not yet legally changed my name. On your roster is my legal name, [Legal Name]. I would greatly appreciate it if you would use [Name] and use [Pronouns] when addressing me. If you are looking for some additional resources please contact Student Diversity & Inclusion or visit UND.edu/pridecenter. Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to starting your course!