MRU students to use preferred first names on classroom lists, school records

June 29, 2017

Mount Royal University has announced that its students will now have their preferred first name appear in all of the school’s systems and services. Students’ preferred first names will now appear in official records such as class lists, MRU email accounts, and student ID cards. However, some paper-based legal records will still require a legal name. “We must recognize our students for who they are. Many of our students identify themselves in a way that differs from their legal name,” said Phil Warsaba, Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Management and Registrar at Mount Royal University. “Giving students the right to choose and use a preferred first name increases a sense of belonging within our campus community.”MRU | Metro