A preferred name is a name by which a person chooses to be identified, apart from their legal name. The College allows students and employees to use a preferred name. Your preferred name will substitute for your primary/legal name on advising rosters, Blackboard, class rosters and grade rosters. You may add or update your preferred name, personal pronouns and/or gender identity on my Tri-C space. Additional information and step-by-step instructions are available at tri-c.edu/thisisme.