How Do I: Update My Chosen Name

Students, faculty and staff may often choose to use names, pronouns and gender identities that are not in line with their legal documentation. Through both our technological systems and daily usage, CalArts is supporting and honoring all community members through the Student Identity project. When fully updated, the software systems used across campus on a daily basis will incorporate chosen name, chosen pronoun and gender identity. 

Through the creation of a more inclusive space for the full diversity of all identities — both on campus and online — the Student Identity Project should have a positive impact every member of our community, and not just those who request to change their identifiers as a result of the project.  

Log Into HubHelper

Navigate to and sign in with your CalArts Credentials.

Choose the Chosen Name menu option.

On the next screen, review the disclaimer.

Toward the bottom of the page is where you'll have the option to enter a new First, Middle, and/or Last Name.

Note: The field you update, will be updated in our systems. If a field is not updated, the name currently on record, for that field, will remain unchanged.

Check the box if you would your CalArts Credentials username and your email address changed to reflect your new Chosen Name.

That's it!

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