- For Students
The University of Pittsburgh recognizes the need or preference for students to refer to themselves by a “preferred name”other than their legal given or first and/or middle name. Where a student seeks to use a preferred name for a significant reason, and such use is not intended for the purposes of avoiding legal obligations, in jest, or for misrepresentation, the University
acknowledges that, where possible and practical, a preferred name can be used in the course of
University business and education.