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Growing number of colleges let students pick their names

September 17, 2019


Dartmouth College’s new Chosen Name and Identity policy allows students to select what name they wish to go by on official documents and what pronouns they prefer. This can also apply to Dartmouth students who prefer to use shortened versions of their full names or their middle names.

Policies like this, while primarily existing to be more inclusive of transgender and nonbinary students, can also serve international students who choose to assume an Americanized name while studying in the States, Dartmouth notes.

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