Adding and changing pronouns

Beginning in fall 2021, Wayne State University will expand the places that pronouns display within university systems. If students and employees choose to update their identifying pronouns, pronouns will appear parenthetically following their name (e.g., Alyssa Jones (she/her)) on a variety of platforms, including advising systems, class lists, Canvas rosters and discussion boards. Pronouns will NOT appear in systems that require the use of legal identification, like financial aid and transcripts. 

Change your pronouns in WSU systems

  • Log into Academica
  • Click the Settings/Logout icon in the top right corner
  • Click on "Account Management"  > View Personal Information > Edit.

You can update your pronouns as often as you need, or you can opt out of updating pronouns entirely.

For more information on changing your display name in university systems, please visit the Computing & Information Technology webpage. Please note that changes to your legal name must go through the Office of the Registrar. Learn more by visiting the Office of the Registrar webpage.