New Tiger Card Policy to Accommodate Chosen Names
BATON ROUGE – Beginning in the fall, LSU Auxiliary Services will implement a new policy that allows students to have their chosen name on their Tiger Card. This change was a request by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the LGBTQ+ Project, and it is also a benefit to international students who would like to use a chosen name on their LSU IDs.
“Students having the ability to use their chosen name on their Tiger Card contributes to an inclusive atmosphere for all members of the student body. Furthermore, it has been shown that having this type of policy in place benefits students’ overall well-being and health,” said Dereck Rovaris, vice provost for diversity.
Though the chosen name will be on the front of the card, the student’s legal name will be printed on the back, and students will still be able to use their Tiger Card as an official voter ID in Louisiana. This policy does not impact students’ official LSU records.
“We are excited to be able to provide this option to students. This was initiated by students, and we are pleased to be able to help promote inclusivity and allow all individuals to feel welcomed at LSU,” said Margot Carroll, assistant vice president of auxiliary services.
For more information about the process of changing a Tiger Card, please visit the Tiger Card Office, located on the first floor of the LSU Student Union or visit www.tigercard.lsu.edu. For more information on the new policy, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 225-578-4339.
Contact Rachel Henry
LSU Auxiliary Services
Wesley E. Heath
LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs