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Preferred Name

The CCS Libraries are committed to providing a welcoming environment. Although Blackboard allows CCS community members to submit a request to change their name, the Libraries catalog system is not integrated into Blackboard. Because of this, we ask that you let us know if you would like to change the name on your Library catalog account. This is applicable to anyone with library privileges, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, and those with emeritus status. 

Please note, any name changes requested here are only applicable to the Library’s system. Changing your name in the Library system will affect automated notifications from the Libraries and the name under which you can check out materials. It will not affect your login information for the Libraries’ system.

Steps to Request a Name Change

A chosen name, also known as a preferred name, can be changed to allow a person to go by a name other than a legal name. A legal name is what appears on official documents. For changes to either a chosen name or a legal name, please email and include the following information: 

  • Your Blackboard ID
  • Your preferred first name
  • Your preferred last name 

If you have questions, please contact or call 313-664-7642.

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