Formal Review of Proposed Presidential Policy on Gender Recognition and Lived Name

Dear Campus Community,

UCI is committed to cultivating an inclusive culture in support of the transgender and gender non-binary community. To this end, I write to urge you to review the proposed Presidential Policy: Gender Recognition and Lived Name by Thursday, April 30.

It is proposed that the policy be fully implemented by UC campuses and locations by July 1, 2021, and it includes the following key issues:

  • The University must provide three equally recognized gender options on university-issued documents and information systems — female, male and non-binary.
  • The University must provide an efficient process for students and employees to retroactively amend their gender designations and lived names on university-issued documents and in information systems.
  • The legal name of university students, employees, alumni and affiliates, if different than the individual’s lived name, must be kept confidential and must not be published on documents or displayed in information systems that do not require a person’s legal name.

If you have questions and/or wish to submit comments, please send them to ucipolicy@uci.edu by or before Thursday, April 30, 2020.

For further information about UCI resources in support of the transgender and gender non-binary community, please consult the following link: https://inclusion.uci.edu/gender-inclusive-campus-3/. The policy and appendix are also posted in the full membership and participation in campus life tab, under the resources section.

Expect equity, support diversity, practice inclusion and honor free speech.

Douglas M. Haynes (Preferred Pronouns he, him, his)
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Inclusive Excellence | inclusion.uci.edu
Director, ADVANCE Program | inclusion.uci.edu/advance
Professor of History | www.humanities.uci.edu/history