A preferred/affirmed name is one that differs from your legal name.
If you're an instructor or advisor and would rather be referred to on campus by a nickname, professional name, anglicized name or name that better aligns with your gender identity, you may submit a request (see next section) to change your name in CU Boulder systems.
Follow the instructions on HR's Preferred Name page. This will update your first name in HCM and its downstream systems, including:
MyCUInfo's CU Resources tab
Phone directory (Cisco Call Manager)
Additional Systems & Records
The following university systems and records require additional steps to update your preferred/affirmed name.
Buff OneCard: All Buff OneCards are issued with your primary name. If you've established a preferred/affirmed name, you may bring your current card to the Buff OneCard office and purchase a replacement for $5.
Email address: To request an update to your email alias (the part of your email address before @), contact OIT at email@example.com or 303-735-4357.
Email display name: To update your email display name, follow the "IdentiKey Manager" instructions on HR's Preferred Name page.
IdentiKey username/CU login name: Your IdentiKey username is composed of the first two letters of your legal first name, the first two letters of your last name, and four random digits. If you have a new legal name or have privacy concerns, contact the IT Service Center to request a change to the letters in your username. See also OIT's IdentiKey FAQs.
Microsoft Office 365: To update your display name for your Microsoft Office 365 account, follow the "IdentiKey Manager" instructions on HR's Preferred Name page.
Salesforce eComm: This system consumes data from multiple CU and CU Boulder systems and should update automatically after changing your preferred/affirmed name in the systems above.
Contact the Office of the Registrar for instructions on updating your preferred/affirmed name in university systems and processes not listed here.