Gender identity and pronouns of reference information are considered confidential per the university’s Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policies. If a student elects to disclose information related to the aforementioned categories it will be used in the following capacities:
- Internal demographic tracking by the University Registrar
- Presently, students have the option to provide a preferred name via MyUChicago. This name is used on class rosters. In the coming months, if a student provides their pronouns of reference, this information will accompany any name that is visible on a class roster. Presently, pronouns of reference will only be collected as demographic information by the Registrar and will not appear on class rosters.
For a comprehensive list of student information that is always confidential review the Educational Records: Always Confidential section of the University Registrar’s webpage.