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New UC Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy

November 6, 2020

The University of California published the new Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy to ensure all individuals will have university-issued identification documents and displays of personal identification information that recognizes their accurate gender identity and lived name.  For students, the policy permits the use of lived names on transcripts, displomas, and dissertation title pages. 

The UC expects all UC Locations to completely implement the policy and corresponding procedures by December 31, 2023.

To report noncompliance or harassment concerning the usage of a person's gender identity or lived name, please contact the Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination. 

The Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy can be found here (