Chosen Name Designation Procedures
Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) recognizes that many members of its community use names other than their legal names first provided to OCCC to identify themselves. Therefore, OCCC has established procedures that allow students and employees to indicate their chosen names to the College community even if they have not changed their legal names.
Please be advised that requesting a chosen first name is not the same as legally changing your name through the court system. Selecting a chosen name does not change your legal name on OCCC’s records. If you have a legal name change, please complete the Name Change Request form here and make sure to provide supporting legal documentation.
OCCC reserves the right to deny or remove any chosen name for misuse, including but not limited to fraud, misrepresentation, attempting to avoid legal obligation, the use of derogatory names, or the use of names which will disrupt the educational learning environment. If a chosen name meets the aforementioned criteria for denial or removal, the student will be notified via their OCCC email. Cases of fraud, misrepresentation, and disruption to the educational environment are violations of the Student Conduct Code and may be referred to Student Conduct.
To designate a chosen name, students will login to their OCCC portal and complete the steps listed below.
Log in to the OCCC portal and under Self-Service>>Academic Plan and Registration>>Planning and Registration:
Select the user icon in the top right-hand corner where your name is:
You’ll then choose User Profile and “Edit Personal Identity”:
You are then able to enter a first, middle, and/or last chosen name and be sure to save!
Chosen names will be used in the following systems and records:
• Self Service Profile
• Faculty Roster
Legal names will be used in the following systems and records:
• Email Address/Log In
• Student ID
• Enrollment Verifications
• Official Records
• Billing/Financial Information
Your chosen name will not impact your my.occc.edu email address.
How long does this process take?
This process should take no longer than 24 hours to update to all appropriate systems.
Can I edit or delete my chosen name at a later date?
Absolutely, you are able to edit or delete the chosen name at any time.
Will my parents be notified of my chosen name?
No one outside of OCCC will be made aware of your chosen name.
Do I have to designate a chosen name?
Absolutely not, you are welcome to designate a chosen name, but it is not required.
For more information, please contact the Registrar’s office at 405-682-7512.