Get Preferred Names on CNU Diplomas

Get Preferred Names on CNU Diplomas

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Ashton White started this petition to people associated with CNU and

The diplomas you receive upon graduating are meant to be a symbol of your academic achievement and fortitude. Christopher Newport University currently requires students to legally change their names before that name can be put on their diploma. This includes students who are transgender and gender non-conforming, going through the legal name change process can be long and time-consuming. Some have raised concerns about having their preferred name put onto their diploma and the staff responded with a bureaucratic response saying they will hold printing their diploma until their names can be legally changed. It is preposterous to require students to legally change their names in order for it to be put on, what is supposed to be, a symbol of their accomplishments. This petition is to drive change in the CNU community to be better allies to the gender non-conforming and transgender students; CNU needs to do better. 

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