The Service Catalog of the Information Services division at Pellissippi State Community College

How to change your chosen/preferred first name

If you go by a different first name than your legal first name, you can change your chosen/preferred name inside Banner Self-Service (SSB) from myPellissippi.

This is a TWO-STEP process:

  • Step One: Change your name in myPellissippi
  • Step Two: Change your name in Outlook (email)

There are two different links available depending on if you are a student or an employee.

Student Process

Step One: Change your name in myPellissippi

Log into myPellissippi

On the Home tab, click on “More Options…” in the Records menu on the rightscreenshot of myPellissippi home screen with the "More options" link highlighted by a pink box

 

This takes you to the main Student menu in SSB. Click the Student Records link

screenshot of Banner student main menu with the Student Records link highlighted with a pink box

In the Student Records menu, click Add/Change Preferred Name

screenshot of Banner student records menu screen with Add or Change Preferred name highlighted with pink box

 

Enter your preferred first name and click Submit.

You will get an email to your college email address confirming that the change request has been completed. You will need that email to complete Step Two (keep on reading!)

screenshot of Add or Change preferred first name screen

 

Step Two: Contact the HelpDesk to get your name changed in Outlook

Forward the email you get from the name change process to helpdesk@pstcc.edu to request your display name be changed in the email system.

 

The college will address reports of misuse of preferred names in accordance with existing college and Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) policies and procedures. 

The college reserves the right to remove preferred names that are deemed misrepresentative.

 


Employee Process

Step One: Change/Add your chosen/preferred name in myPellissippi

Log into myPellissippi and go to the Employee page

screenshot of myPellissippi screen with Employee menu item highlighted by pink box

 

In the Employee Details portlet, click the Add/Change Preferred Name link

screenshot of employee details portlet menu with Add/Change Preferred First Name link highlighted with a pink box

Complete the preferred first name and click Submit. You’re done!

screenshot of Add or Change preferred first name screen

Step Two: Contact the HelpDesk to get your name changed in Outlook

Forward the email you get from the name change process to helpdesk@pstcc.edu to request your display name be changed in the email system.