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    Striding Towards a More Inclusive CUNY Community

    On June 19, CUNY officials announced their decision to grant name and gender marker changes to all CUNY students.   The CUNY General Counsel for Legal Affairs issued a statement on June 18, regarding the topic of name and/or gender change requests on school records. In this memorandum, the CUNY community was informed of the recent agreement of the counsel to allow both students and employees alike to choose what name and gender appears on their non-official documents and files.   The motivation behind this official statement stems from frequent inquiries to the Legal Affairs office on possible modifications to a person’s personal information. Realizing the significance that these changes…