Office of the Registrar

Gender Identity and Personal Pronouns Policy

Illinois Institute of Technology supports an open and inclusive environment through the selection of personal pronouns for usage within the university's systems, where feasible. The university will provide the option for students to elect to add a gender identity and personal pronoun to their profile for use within Illinois Tech systems, except for when the university determines that the use of the legal name is necessary or required by university business or legal need.

Not all Illinois Tech information systems, databases, and processes may be able to store or display these identifiers, and there may be situations that require the use of the individual's legal name (the person’s name as identified in governmental records) or legal sex (the person's gender as identified in governmental records).

Therefore, individuals who list their personal pronouns within university systems should always be prepared to reference their legal name or legal sex, and to provide corresponding identification when necessary. Illinois Tech strives to support the expression and self-identification of gender and personal pronouns. Currently, voluntary self-identification options include:

Gender Identities

  • Woman
  • Man
  • Transgender man
  • Transgender woman
  • Nonbinary
  • Gender nonconforming
  • Other/Not listed
  • Prefer not to state


  • He, him, his
  • She, her, hers
  • They, them, theirs
  • Ze, zir
  • She/them
  • He/them

If selected by an individual, personal prefixes and pronouns will be added to the person's entry in the university's public directory to facilitate communication based upon the person’s selection. While the use of personal prefixes and pronouns are recommended and encouraged wherever possible, the university cannot guarantee that prefixes and pronouns will appear in all cases and in all communications. It should be understood that even when a gender identity has been entered in various university information systems, legal name or legal sex will be used wherever required by university business or legal need.

How to Set Your Preferences

Changes to your personal pronoun and gender identity can be made under the "Welcome" tab in your myIIT portal.

  1. After logging in to the myIIT portal, open the "Welcome" tab.
  2. Click on the "Student Dashboard" link to open the widget.
  3. Click on the "Personal Information" link.
  4. You can select your gender identity and pronouns by clicking "Edit" in the "Personal Details" panel.