Letter to Professor for Preferred Name
This is a letter to your professor to inform them of your preferred name and pronouns. You can send this letter as an email to each of your professors. You can use the template below and replace the brackets with the correct information.
If your professor refuses to use your preferred name or pronouns, send an email to Kaitlin Legg or Dwan Love. In the email, please include the following:
- Your full legal name (first and last)
- Your preferred name
- Your N#
- Professor's name, department, and email
- Explain how they are not using your preferred name/pronouns
To:[Your Professor Email]
Subject: Name on Class Roster ([Your N#])
Dear Professor [Professor Name]
My name is [Preferred Name], and I am a student in your upcoming class “[Class Name]”. I am writing to let you know that the name I use day-to-day is different from my legal name. The legal name that will appear on your class roster for me is [Legal Name]. Please do not use my legal name to address me.
Please address me using the first name “[First Preferred Name]” and last name “[Preferred Last Name]” both in the classroom and when we interact outside of class. Please also use [Preferred Pronouns] when addressing me. I will also be using that name on my class assignments. Your utilization of this name will protect my confidentiality and ensure I am comfortable and safe in the classroom.
If you have any questions about this, please let me know. You can also reach out to Kaitlin Legg, Director, UNF LGBT Resource Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-620-2939. I appreciate your support and look forward to starting your class.