Chosen First Name/Preferred Pronoun

County College of Morris (CCM) recognizes that some of its students use a name other than their legal name to identify themselves. To encourage a more open and inclusive campus environment, CCM is pleased to introduce the Chosen Name field, which will appear in Colleague and in Titans Direct – this field identifies how a student would like to be addressed. This opportunity is important to students who use a first name different from their legal first name. Students who want to take advantage of the Chosen Name field may include, but are not limited to, students who use their middle name instead of their first name, students who use nicknames instead of a legal name, students who use an anglicized name, or students who use a name that affirms their gender identity.

However, it is important to note when someone indicates a chosen name, it is not a legal name change. A formal legal name change must be supported by legal documentation (birth certificate, marriage certificate, passport, driver’s license or court order) and is processed through the Records and Registration Office.

 

There are two ways to request a chosen name to be added to your record:

1. A Chosen Name Request form will need to be filled out and brought to the Records and Registration office OR

2. You can email registrar@ccm.edu (from your CCM email account) with the necessary information:

    • Requested Chosen First Name
    • Legal First Name
    • Legal Last Name
    • CCM ID#

It is important to note that adding a chosen name for certain records (listed below) does not change your legal name with County College of Morris.

Below is a listing of areas in which your chosen name will appear (once changed) and areas in which your legal name will still appear.

Chosen First Name/Legal Last Name Will Appear
  • Alumni records
  • Titans Direct Class rosters
  • Commencement programs
  • Dean’s list
  • Diploma
  • Titan’s Direct Faculty advisee lists
  • Student ID card

Legal First Name/Legal Last Name Will Appear
  • Financial aid & billing records, including communication
  • Official and Unofficial transcripts
  • Health Records
  • Paychecks and paystubs
  • CCM Online Motor Vehicle Registration (Parking Permit)
  • BlackBoard (CCM anticipates this to be updated sometime during the near future)
  • Registrar’s office records
  • Study Abroad – travel forms
  • Time entry system
  • Transfer credit evaluation
  • Tax records

 

County College of Morris reserves the right to remove a chosen name if it contains inappropriate or offensive language, or if the name is being used for misrepresentation.

 

Preferred Pronoun

Students will have the ability to change their Preferred Pronoun on Titans Direct. Follow these steps:

  • Log into Titans Direct
  • Click User Profile
  • Click Edit Personal Identity
  • Choose your Preferred Pronoun from the Drop Down table

 

The Preferred Pronoun table was created with the help of Professor Danna’s 20SP Sociology of Gender class. It was ideal for CCM to enlist the help of our students with this important venture and this was an excellent way to incorporate their education along with being agents of change.

Gender Identities

Students will have the ability to change their Gender Identity on Titans Direct. Follow these steps:

  • Log into Titans Direct
  • Click User Profile
  • Click Edit Personal Identity
  • Choose your Gender Identity from the Drop Down table