What BGSU Applications Will Show My Chosen Name?


On which BGSU systems/applications will my Chosen Name appear?


After setting a Chosen Name in your personal information within MyBGSU, the Chosen Name will be used on the following BGSU applications and systems:

  1. BG1 Card
    • Both the Chosen Name (if set) and legal name will be printed on any BG1 Cards purchased after the Chosen Name is set.
    • There is a standard charge of $25 to have a new card printed.
    • Chosen Name will also be used with any applications within Dining Services that display names on meal orders or online meal orders (i.e. Starbucks).
  2. Navigate (EAB) App
  3. BGSU Email/Office 365
  4. Canvas
    • Setting a Chosen Name via MyBGSU will override any previously set Chosen Names names Canvas.
    • As of October 7, 2021, users are no longer able to change their Chosen Name (display name) within Canvas and instead must do so in MyBGSU. 
    • Users who have previously set a Chosen Name in Canvas but not via MyBGSU should set their Chosen Name in MyBGSU by following these instructions. Once the Chosen Name is set in MyBGSU, it will display in Canvas within 24 hours.
  5. Class Roster/Grade Roster
  6. Student Recreation Center
  7. Residence Life communications

Setting a Chosen Name does not allow for the change of a user's Last Name or usernames. Last names/usernames can only be changed if a Legal Name Change has occurred. View this article for more information on making a Legal Name Change.

If you have questions about how this will impact records, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 419-372-8441 or registrar@bgsu.edu. For technical questions, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 419-372-0999. For questions related to this policy, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs and LGBTQ+ Programs at 419-372-2642 or oma@bgsu.edu.

Last Updated 10/11/21



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