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Chosen Names and Personal Pronouns

Virginia Tech recognizes that members of our university community may use names other than their legal names. Additionally, for some, chosen names and personal pronouns represent a very important and salient part of their identity.

For this reason, the university has established new procedures whereby students can choose to indicate their personal pronouns and chosen names in university records systems.

The ability to communicate chosen name and identity through personal pronouns is an important part of our Principles of Community and the inclusive practices that have been shown to increase students’ sense of belonging and improve their perception of the university.

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