Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy
UCSF has begun to implement the University of California’s Gender Recognition and Lived Name (GRLN) policy to ensure that all individuals are recognized with their accurate gender identity and lived name. Our goal is to fully implement the policy by June 2024.
Dear UCSF Community,
On the eve of Pride Month, we are delighted to share the news that UCSF has begun to implement the University of California’s Gender Recognition and Lived Name (GRLN) policy to ensure that all individuals are recognized with their accurate gender identity and lived name.
This UC systemwide policy aligns with our PRIDE Values and furthers our efforts to cultivate a supportive and inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions of everyone – including nonbinary, transgender and intersex people – in fulfilling our public mission.
Using correct names and pronouns shows respect and acceptance and affirms individual agency. Many of us benefit from the GRLN policy, including transgender and nonbinary people, people whose gender identity is different than indicated on legal documents, people whose lived name is a variation of their legal name, such as international faculty, staff and learners who have adopted new names in the U.S., and married people who prefer to use the name in which they are known professionally.
About the Policy
Under the UC GRLN policy, UCSF will ensure that faculty, staff and learners:
- Have at least three gender options to choose from in UC information systems – woman, man and nonbinary.
- May request that their lived name be used in the UC system in all settings and situations that do not require their legal name.
- Have an efficient process for all, including alumni and affiliates, to retroactively amend their gender designations and lived names on UC-issued documents and in information systems.
UCSF is in the process of implementing the GRLN policy and its systems. Our goal is to fully implement the policy by June 2024. There are also some actions you can take now to manage your name and data. Visit this page to learn more.
Creating a welcoming campus environment where everyone feels valued and heard is our shared responsibility. We encourage everyone to use accurate gender, lived names and pronouns, to foster a sense of belonging for everyone. You can learn more about the policy, gender identity, lived names and pronouns, on the Office of Diversity and Outreach website, where we have links to resources, tools and online training.
Thank you for your contributions to UCSF and the patients, learners and communities we serve.
Renee Navarro, PharmD, MD
Chief Diversity and Outreach Officer
Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care
Executive Sponsor - GRLN
Erin S. Gore
Senior Vice Chancellor
Finance and Administration
Executive Sponsor - GRLN
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