Taking effect on November 4, 2019, the “legal name” field has been removed from the back of students’ UCLA BruinCards. Demonstrating UCLA’s commitment to greater inclusiveness, students with a registered preferred first name will no longer have a legal name printed on the back of their BruinCards, while their preferred first name and legal last name will continue to appear on the front of the card.
Describing the BruinCard change, UCLA Newsroom included the following statement from Gregg Goldman (Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer), Jerry Kang (Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion), and Monroe Gorden, Jr. (Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs):
“This change uplifts the identities of all students who go by a name other than their legal one, such as transgender and nonbinary students and international students, creating a more inclusive and affirming campus community.”
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