Chosen Name Process

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"A rainbow-bordered name tag that reads "HELLO my name is CHOSEN"

Change your chosen first name at JCC:

JCC will allow a student to request a preferred first name for display in Blackboard, Self Service, and student email account

If a student wishes to submit a request for a preferred name update, the student can do so by submitting the Preferred Name Change Request Form. This form is solely for chosen first name request.  The legal name will only be changed in accordance with College policy. 

The College reserves the right to deny a chosen name if it exceeds any technical software limitation or is regarded as inappropriate. A student may request a chosen first name up to two times.

Students with questions regarding this policy may contact the Admissions and Student Engagement department via email at  

Change your chosen first name in Blackboard:

You can easily update your chosen name and pronouns yourself in Blackboard. Doing this will only affect how your name displays within your Blackboard course shells, and not in any other parts of JCC’s communication. Visit Blackboard's help website for full instructions,