SWS and PWS Release: Support for Pronouns

January 12, 2021

During the 2020-2021 academic year, UW will introduce a central pronoun option to enable students and other members of the UW community to express what pronouns they go by in their everyday lives.

Identity.UW will be central to this implementation by enabling the collection and distribution of pronoun data. Person Web Service (PWS) and Student Web Service (SWS) will be providing pronoun data from Identity.UW for campus systems to consume.

Change Details

Although pronoun support in Identity.UW is not available in production yet, we have deployed the capability to support pronoun data in SWS and PWS in both EVAL and Production environments so that you can evaluate integrating pronouns support into your own system(s) if you choose.


For more information on the UW-IT Pronouns implementation and campus-wide rollout, we encourage you to learn more at: https://itconnect.uw.edu/connect/identity/pronouns.

Learn more about integrating pronouns into your own tool(s) via an Enterprise Web Service at https://itconnect.uw.edu/connect/identity/integrate-pronouns-from-identity-uw.

For PWS,  please contact us at pws-support@uw.edu

For SWS,  please contact us at sws-support@uw.edu