Gender, Pronouns, and Preferred Name Policy
The University of San Francisco is committed to fostering an environment of inclusiveness and supporting employee’s preferred forms of self-identification. With this principle in mind, this policy below provides definitions for, and uses of, legal sex (gender), gender identity, pronouns and preferred name recorded for employees.
May 24, 2021
Legal Sex (Gender):
Employees must designate their legal sex (gender) in USFWorks during the new hire onboarding process. The University of San Francisco is required to collect legal sex (gender) in order to comply with federal reporting requirements, including IPEDS reporting and employee benefits carrier requirements. Possible legal sex (gender) designations are as follows: Female, Male.
Employees may designate their gender identity in USFWorks and it may be different from their legal sex (gender). Providing gender identity information is optional and entirely voluntary. Gender Identity information in the University’s employment records is confidential and access to, and use of, this data will be limited to federal reporting requirements which are in the aggregate. The possible gender identity designations are as follows: Woman, Man, Non-Binary, Prefer Not to Disclose, N/A.
Employees may designate pronouns they wish to use by entering this information in USFWorks. The preferred pronoun will be displayed publicly in USFWorks, along with the employee’s preferred name and job title. Providing pronoun information is optional and entirely voluntary. Employees may add, edit, or remove their pronouns at any time. The possible gender pronoun designations are as follows: He/Him/His, She/Her/Hers, They/Them/Theirs, No Preference, Prefer Not to Disclose, N/A.
Except when the use of an individual’s legal name is required by law or policy, employees will be identified in University of San Francisco employee electronic data systems by the preferred name that they have designated in USFWorks.
|Legal Sex Designation||The sex that is indicated on government issued ID, such as a passport, driver’s license or social security registration.|
A person’s inner sense of being man, woman, both, or neither. Gender identity may or may not be expressed outwardly and may or may not correspond to one’s physical characteristics.
Words that people use to refer to other people, typically instead of using their names.
|Preferred Name||An alternative to the individual’s legal name as designated by the individual in university systems.|
|Legal Name||The name an individual uses for official governmental documents, such as licenses, passports, and tax forms.|
|IPEDS||Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System used by the National Center for Education Statistics to collect and analyze data related to education in the United States.|