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Set your pronouns in Identity.UW

January 2020 — The information on this page is being made available prior to the implementation of pronouns in Identity.UW, so that early adopters can refer to it and the community is aware of the general approach to pronouns. Feedback is welcome.

Identity.UW enables sharing and distribution of pronouns that you indicate for everyday use in the UW community.

Set your pronouns in Identity.UW

When will pronouns be available?
Pronouns will be added to Identity.UW during the 2020-2021 academic year to enable members of the UW community to indicate the pronouns they go by on an everyday basis at the UW.
What pronouns are available?
Identity.UW allows you to indicate any pronouns, including free-form text, for the purpose of self-identification of everyday English pronouns intended to help others use pronouns respectfully.
Where are pronouns used?
Your pronouns will be displayed in systems authorized to use everyday pronouns, similar to everyday preferred names and identifiers (like UW NetID). For example: MyUW Class Lists, Canvas, EARS (Electronic Academic Records System), UW Zoom, and the UW Directory. These integrations enable faculty, advisors, staff, students, and others in the UW community to learn your everyday pronouns, as described in the Pronouns frequently asked questions from the Office of the University Registrar. Check back for updates on other integrations, including other UW-IT services, Workday, and other major departmental systems.
How is privacy handled?
Identity.UW uses an opt-in methodology to pronouns, so that you are aware of the intended, everyday uses of your pronouns in the UW community. This methodology promotes transparency and awareness, and allows you to decide if you want to share pronouns through Identity.UW and/or other methods
Last reviewed February 24, 2021