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.usnh.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.usnh.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.usnh.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=2329

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

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


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

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 



Article ID: 2299
Tue 5/19/20 9:15 AM
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USNH recognizes that the options available for gender identity and personal pronouns will require occasional updates, and welcomes your suggestions. Note: Please do not submit personal information on this form. If you wish to discuss a personal matter, please contact your HR partner or your campus Diversity Office. To update your Professional or Chosen Name, Gender Identity, or Personal Pronouns, edit your employee profile following the instructions at: https://td.usnh.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=2299