Names


As a diverse and inclusive campus community, Wichita State University recognizes that its students may identify themselves by names within the campus community that are different than their legal names. A student’s myWSU Name may be either their legal name or a chosen first/middle name used with their legal last name. The below information provides the processes to update your legal name with the university and to add a chosen name to your record.


Legal Name 

Students seeking to have their legal name changed need to complete the Legal Name Change Request Form and bring it to the Registrar’s Office's Registration window on the first floor of Jardine Hall or mail it to:  Wichita State University, Office of the Registrar, 1845 Fairmount, Campus Box 58, Wichita, KS 67260.   We do not accept the completed form and/or copies of the legal documentation through email or fax. Three documents must accompany the completed form:

  1. Legal Name Change official documentation (ie: name change court order, marriage license, divorce decree)
  2. Government-issued photo ID with new name (ie: driver’s license, state identification card, passport)
  3. Social Security Card with new name

Chosen Name 

The chosen name process is still being finalized.  For information about adding a chosen name to your record, please visit the Office of the Registrar at 117 Jardine Hall.