Preferred Name


Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) recognizes that usage of preferred names, whenever possible, is key to creating an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for all students. A preferred name is a first name that students can designate to be used instead of a legal first name. Students may opt to use a preferred name, however it is not required. Currently, students are able to request that the college update their LWTech email address and Canvas display name to reflect a preferred name. It is important to note that making these changes to the student email address and Canvas display name is not the same as a legal name change through a court system.