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Name Standards Policy

To foster a campus environment that is inclusive, Coast Community College District has established a preferred or chosen first name policy.


Orange Coast College recognizes that many students and employees use names other than their legal name to identify themselves. These may include, but are not limited to, people who use their middle name instead of their first name, people who use a name that affirms their gender identity, people who use nicknames of their legal name, or people who use an anglicized name.


Students and employees may use their preferred or chosen first name, regardless of whether they have legally changed their name. Please note students and employees' legal names will continue to be used in certain capacities as required by law; e.g., transcripts, payroll records, financial aid documents.


To identify a preferred or chosen first name, students and employees must login into their MyOCC.


The FAQ Name Standards Policy.pdf provides additional information. Please direct any further questions to the Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Quihuiz at and (714) 432-5930.