Note: The automated myName process will be available beginning February 2018. 

At Grand Valley State University we recognize that an individual may wish to be identified by a professional, personal, preferred, display or use name without making an official legal name change.  Students, faculty, and staff may use the new myName process to update Banner and some related systems with such a name.

HOW TO REQUEST A MYNAME

Students, faculty and staff will log into myBanner and select the Personal Information tab and then My Profile.  You will be directed to another authentication page where you will enter your network credentials. Select Edit on the Personal Details section where you can enter your myName.  You will receive email notifications throughout the request process. 

The University reserves the right to remove or deny a myName request if used inappropriately. This includes, but is not limited to, names using foul or inappropriate language or names submitted to avoid a legal obligation or to create misrepresentation.

If you no longer have a network login ID, contact the appropriate office below to complete this process.

Any individual wishing to have their email and Network ID updated accordingly should contact the IT Helpdesk at helpdesk@gvsu.edu.

Questions regarding myName, legal name or the procedures should be directed to the following offices:

HOW TO REQUEST A LEGAL NAME CHANGE

Students requesting a legal name change should follow the instructions on the Student Name Change website.

Faculty and staff requesting a legal name change should follow the instructions on the Faculty and Staff Name Change website.

WHERE MYNAME WILL BE USED

Grand Valley will use the myName except where legal name is required by the university or legal obligations. Communications, internal and external, as well as the Directory will also include myName.

myName

Examples such as

Blackboard

EAB Student Success Collaborative

Housing

Grand Valley Identification Card

People Finder – this information is on a public website.  To remove your name from this list, see About FERPA

Legal Name

Examples such as

Accounting and Taxes

Admissions Application

Employment and Payroll

Federal Requirements and Reporting

Health Care and Benefits

Official Transcripts



Page last modified November 9, 2017