SUNY Updates Name, Pronoun Policy
ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) - Students who attend SUNY colleges and universities can now have their chose names and pronouns reflected in the school system.
The SUNY board of trustees directed all 64 campuses to update their policies. This will allow transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary students to be properly represented in the SUNY system.
State leaders say the policy changes shows students that they are enrolled in an education system that strives to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive to the LGBTQIA+ community.
"Every person, regardless of their gender identity or the name they choose to go by, deserves to have identity documentation that reflects who they are," Governor Hochul said. "This historic change by the SUNY system is a victory in our ongoing fight to ensure that New York is a place of love and belonging. My administration remains committed to taking the steps necessary to ensure equality and respect for the LGBTQIA+ community."
Students will also be able to select "X" when asked to provide their gender by the college.