A Chosen Name may be used by a student, faculty, or staff member who uses a first
name other than their legal first name.
Pronouns can be a way to affirm someone's gender identity, but they can also be unrelated
to a person's identity. They are simply a public way in which people are referred
to in place of their name (e.g. "he" or "she" or "they" or "ze" or something else).
Below is a chart of pronoun usage:
|She is calling
|He is calling
|They are calling
|Ze is calling
|Her family is nice
|His family is nice
|Their family is nice
|Zir family is nice
|That car is hers
|That car is his
|That car is theirs
|That car is zirs
|When in doubt, ask the woman herself
|When in doubt, ask the man himself
|When in doubt, ask the person themselves
|When in doubt, ask the person herself
STUDENTS: Complete Chosen First Name and Pronoun Request form. To verify the identity of the requestor, a valid OCC Student ID or government
ID will be required with this form in order for changes to be processed unless it
is sent from your OCC student email account. Submit the completed form and proof of
ID in person at any Enrollment Services Office on any campus, via USPS, or email to
the address printed on the form.
FACULTY AND EMPLOYEES: Complete Form HR-30, Employee Change of Information Request form, and submit to
Human Resources. To verify the identity of the requestor, a valid OCC Student ID or
government ID will be required with this form in order for changes to be processed.
EMAIL ADDRESS: If you choose to request an update to your OCC email address using the request form,
please allow one additional business day processing time after your chosen name has