Preferred Name

Marshall B. Ketchum University recognizes that students may use a first name other than their legal first name in certain instances. The University allows for use of a preferred name so long as it does not contain inappropriate or offensive language nor seek to misrepresent the identity of the individual.

A legal first name will be used where required by law or university requirements. An individual’s information will be linked to an individual’s legal first name and, if designated, preferred first name for the purposes of university records. A designated preferred first name will be used whenever possible during university life. 


Any student who uses a name other than their legal name, for any reason, may submit a Preferred Name Request Form to