DCC recognizes that some members of our college community wish to use a first name
other than a legal first name to identify themselves. As long as the use of this different
first name is not for the purpose of misrepresentation, the college will utilize the
Preferred First Name for Blackboard, Starfish, Degree Works and your college email
Your legal first name will appear on all other College records and documents. A student’s
legal name will remain unchanged in all other College related systems. For more information
Development to accommodate use of a preferred name in College systems is ongoing.
Not all College information systems, databases, and processes may be able to display
a preferred name and many uses of an individual’s name require display of the legal
name; therefore, individuals who utilize a preferred name should always be prepared
to reference their legal name and provide corresponding identification when necessary.
A preferred name designation is not a legal name change.