As of Fall 2016, the University of California maintains four fields related to gender and sexual orientation. Those fields are as follows:
- Gender: male; female
- Gender Identity: female; male; trans female/trans woman; trans male/trans man; genderqueer/gender non-conforming; different identity
- Gender at Birth: male; female
- Sexual Orientation: heterosexual/straight; gay or lesbian; bisexual; not listed/other
Only Gender data was collected for students admitted prior to Fall 2016.
Continuing and new graduate students do not have data collected for Gender at Birth or Sexual Orientation.
To conform to data standards for The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the University maps Gender for students whose Gender Identity does not match their Gender at Birth.
Updating Gender and Sexual Orientation Fields
Students may change their Gender, Gender at Birth, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation fields by submitting a request form to the Registrar’s Office. The form may be submitted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by mail, or in person at the Registrar’s Office. No validation or additional processes are required to make the changes.
To use a preferred name, please visit: Preferred Name.
Who Can See Your Data?
Data is shared with offices that have a defined responsibility to provide students with gender-specific services.
Gender and Gender Identity information is shared with:
The Student Health Center and OEOD have been tentatively identified to receive Gender at Birth data.
OEOD has been identified to receive Sexual Orientation information.