Gender Inclusive Campus

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UC Irvine is in the process of implementing the UC’s Gender Recognition and Lived Name (GRLN) policy, which ensures that all students, faculty, staff and alumni are given the opportunity to provide their gender identity and lived name (first name, middle name and/or last name or surname) on all university forms and systems. The Gender Recognition and Lived Name policy requires all UC campuses to provide:

  1. At least three equally recognized gender options in university forms and information systems — woman, man and nonbinary.
  2. Any individual entering into an academic or professional relationship with the UC may be permitted to indicate a lived name to be used in the UC system in all settings and situations that do not require a person’s legal name.
  3. An efficient process for current students, faculty and staff, and for UC alumni and affiliates, to retroactively amend their gender designations and lived name on university-issued documents, including eligible academic documents, and in information systems.

The implementation of this policy requires us to change forms and systems that require information regarding name and gender.

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UC Gender Recognition and Lived Name (GRLN) Policy

The University of California published the Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy and implementation guidance on November 6, 2020 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, diplomas, and dissertation title pages.

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

UCI’s GRLN Policy Implementation

UCI campus units are responsible for most implementation activities, including revising processes and information systems. For information systems, campus unit leaders are responsible for working with their IT service providers (either UCI technical system custodians or vendors) to determine what process/system/data changes are needed to comply with the policy.

The Business Transformation Office is coordinating the overall implementation of the UC GRLN policy at UCI. Please respond in a timely manner to communications from the BTO, which is tracking progress toward meeting the December 31, 2023, deadline for full implementation.