Rowan College at Burlington County is committed to celebrating diversity and promoting the equitable treatment of our students, employees and broader community.

The chosen name procedure accommodates students to use a name, other than their legal name, that accurately reflects their gender or cultural identity on specific college documents and with college faculty and staff members.

How can you apply?

  1. Complete the chosen name form.
  2. The completed form will be submitted to Registration Office ( from your RCBC email account. The form only needs to be submitted once per name change request.*

*If you decide you are no longer interested in using a chosen name, you must resubmit the form.

Where will my chosen name appear? 

The college will include your chosen name on the following documents and systems:

  • Student ID
  • Blackboard learning management system (used by faculty and students)
  • Student services information systems (Self-Service and AVISO)
  • Email address (must be updated before the beginning of a semester)


Will my legal name still be listed?

Your legal name will still appear on the following documents:

  • Official transcripts

  • Financial aid records

  • Disciplinary records

  • Diplomas

  • Enrollment verifications

  • Information mailed to you

  • State and federal directory information


Restrictions for chosen names


The college has the right to decline a chosen name request if it:

  • Uses offensive or derogatory language.
  • Is intended to misrepresent the person’s identity.