Name & Gender Marker Changes
KU ID Card Replacement
The KU identification card is not a form of legal ID. Students, staff, and faculty are able to get a KU Card using their chosen/lived name instead of their legal first name when they receive their initial KU Campus ID Card, or when needing a replacement. The relevant KU policy uses the term "preferred name."
The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging will cover replacement KU card fees for LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff who wish to change the name on the KU card to their lived/chosen name. Student Senate covers the cost for students changing their name. Having a legal name change is not required for the fee waiver.
To request a replacement card due to "gender affirmation" reasons (e.g., updating a name or photo that more accurately reflects your identity), visit Request a Replacement KU Card.
- Click on "Request a Replacement Card". This will take you through the Single Sign On system, where you will enter your KU Online ID (j000h000) and password.
- Once logged in, you can fill out a web form where you can provide the updated information.
- In order to have your replacement card paid for through Student Senate or DEIB, you must select "Gender Affirmation" as the Reason for Replacement.
- Note: Your legal name will automatically populate on the webform. However, there is a field called "Preferred Name For Card" where you can type in the name you would like to have printed on the replacement card.