Set your pronouns in Identity.UW

Last updated: September 6, 2023
Audience: StudentsInstructorsStaff

Pronouns are now editable in Identity.UW. 

Pronouns are now available in your MyUW profile and in MyUW Class Lists.

The University of Washington supports you in expressing your identity and is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all students, faculty and staff. Learn more about Sharing Pronouns at the UW.

You can indicate your pronouns in identity.UW to help UW faculty, academic personnel and support staff learn and use your pronouns respectfully in your interactions with them. 

How are pronouns used and displayed in UW systems?

Pronouns added to identity.UW will be available only to systems used by UW faculty, academic personnel and support staff. 

Please understand that UW pronoun support is a work-in-progress; currently, only a few interfaces consume pronoun information from Identity.UW. We are working on growing pronoun support to increase awareness among faculty, academic personnel and support staff, but it will take time and patience.

Technical guidelines for pronouns

You can indicate one or more sets of pronouns using the format of your choosing. Any pronouns are acceptable as long as they align with the positive and genuine intent to express your identity. Your input can be up to 140 characters in length.

While pronouns in identity.UW will be primarily referenced in English contexts, users are invited to include non-English pronouns, such as she/her/ella, they/el, or she/they/siya if these are important to their identity.

How to add and update your pronouns

  1. Sign into identity.UW
  2. On the Profile tab, under Profile Information, look for the Set pronouns button (just below your name) and click it
  3. Use the text box to enter your pronouns. If you prefer not to include any pronouns, click Clear All
  4. When you’re done, select Agree & Save Pronouns

If you feel that your pronouns or identity are not being respected within the UW community, please see options for getting support

If you have feedback about how UW integrates pronouns, we would love to hear from you

If you are a system owner, learn more about integrating pronouns.