Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

Preferred Name Process Policy

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University recognize that some members of our community use a name other than their legal name to identify themselves. We support every member’s right to self-identification and access to an educational and working environment that celebrates human dignity, self-discovery, and respect for all. As long as the use of a different name is not for the purpose of misrepresentation, members of our university community may use a name that is different than their legal name on certain university records and documents.

Updated: July 2023

Frequently Asked Questions


CSB and SJU are committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ADA Amendments, and do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, or other legally protected category or characteristic, in their education programs and activities, in their admissions policies, in employment policies and practices, and all other areas of the institutions. Harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status is a form of prohibited discrimination.