Middlebury recognizes that some members of our community use names other than their legal names to identify themselves.
One way Middlebury seeks to promote comfort and safety among those who wish to do this is through a preferred name procedure in BannerWeb, where students, faculty, and staff may now indicate their preferred first name regardless of whether or not they have legally changed their name.
Individuals are free to determine the preferred names provided that it is not for the purpose of misrepresentation (using inappropriate names or using the process to avoid a legal obligation). Preferred first names that differ from an individual’s legal name will be used solely for Middlebury’s internal systems. In addition, individuals will be able to indicate a preferred gender pronoun (him, her, them, etc.) and name prefix (Mr., Ms., Miss, etc.).
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Jennifer Herrera, associate director of the Intercultural Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dean of Advising, Career, and Student Services Ted Bouras (email@example.com).