Employee Professional Name, Gender Identity, Personal Pronoun Instructions

Employees of the University System of New Hampshire are welcome to provide a name by which they choose to be addressed, and to specify personal pronouns and gender identity. Employees can update this information using the self-service tool available on WISE. These options are intended to allow for a broader and more accurate representation of how you are identified in your role here.

Updating Your Information

  • To get started, visit WISE at: https://wise.usnh.edu/ and log in.
  • Professional and/or Chosen/Preferred Name
  • Once logged in to WISE, select Personal Information then My Preferred Names
    Here you may review and edit your Chosen/Preferred and Professional Names.
    (You may be asked to re-authenticate.)
  • By providing a Professional and/or Chosen/Preferred name, your name will be updated in a number of applications. 
    If a Professional Name is provided, that name will be the primary name used in technology applications; otherwise, the Chosen/Preferred Name will be used (unless the legal name is required).
  • You must provide a First Name and a Last Name.
  • If you include a Middle Name (or Middle Initial), please know that some applications ignore middle name.
    If you need to be sure your middle name/initial consistently appears along with your first name, add it in the first name field.
    You may do the same with double last names using the last name field.
  • For definitions of the name types, and a list of the applications in which they will be updated, visit: https://td.unh.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=2329.
  • Pronouns and Gender Identity
  • Once logged in to WISE, select Personal Information then My Profile select Personal Information.
    Here you may designate your pronoun(s) and/or gender identity.
    (You may be asked to re-authenticate)
  • In the Personal Details section, choose Edit and use the list of values to update your Personal Pronoun and/or Gender Identification information.
  • Learn how personal pronouns and gender identity are used, or to request additional options to be added to the lists at https://td.unh.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=2329.

If you’d like to learn more about professional name, chosen/preferred name, gender identity, and personal pronouns, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): https://td.unh.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=2329

Need help logging into WISE? See https://td.unh.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=354

For support on the WISE application: https://td.unh.edu/TDClient/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=117


For more information on inclusive practices, please reach out to the office listed beside your institution below.

Granite State College: Human Resources https://www.granite.edu/current-students/for-staff-faculty/human-resources/
Keene State College: Diversity and Multiculturalism Office https://www.keene.edu/campus/diversity/office/
Plymouth State College: Human Resources https://campus.plymouth.edu/human-resources/
UNH: Office of Community, Equity and Diversity https://www.unh.edu/diversity-inclusion/
USNH: Human Resources https://www.usnh.edu/about/contact-us 

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