Add or Change Preferred First Name

Issue / Question
Faculty, Staff, and Students can request a name change or nickname for their first name that is not legal, and they can use a preferred name in many ISU systems. This name will be used on class rosters and other places where their name is accessible to the public. 
  • How do I update my preferred first name?
  • How can I change my preferred name in MyISU?
  • Can I change my name in MyISU?
  • Platform
    • MyISU
  • Audience Affected
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • Students
  1. Log into MyISU with your ISU Username and Password
  2. Approve Login using the DUO mobile app or hardware token
  3. Navigate to the Main Menu
  4. Click the My Account
  5. Locate Personal Information Tile
  6. In the Personal Details section, click  Edit (right)
  7. Type your Preferred First Name (The name you choose to be addressed by if different than your legal name)
  8. Click Update

Requesting Preferred Name Update to ISU systems 
  1. Send an email to
  2. Include a short description of the change needed
The preferred name must follow the Preferred Name Data Standards and will be confirmed for compliance before being used to create an email address or entered into our Caller ID system. 
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Article ID: 153023
Thu 7/20/23 2:52 PM
Thu 12/21/23 4:06 PM