WCSU Pride Center

Phase Implementation Guide

Western Connecticut State University (“WCSU”) is committed to inclusive excellence and diversity and seeks to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone.  As part of WCSUs commitment to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning, living, and working environment, a campus-wide project is underway to modify University systems to collect and use preferred first names, gender identity descriptors, and personal pronouns.  (For more about the initiative, please click here to view the initiative webpage)

There are hundreds of systems across campus and modifying them to use gender identity and/or preferred pronouns will take time.  This page shows which systems have been modified and how long it takes to see the data once it has been entered.

The following systems have been modified to collect or use gender identity and personal pronoun data:

System Name Time to Take Effect Link
BANNER 9 Available Immediately BANNER 9

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Implementation Phase(s)

  • A cross-divisional group has been focusing on prioritizing these personalization initiatives.
  • Phase I: The project began [implementation date], 2022, as WCSU began providing the option of inputting a preferred first name (PFN) and pronoun into BANNER 9.
    • You should expect to interact with many systems and reports across campus beginning to utilize preferred first name and pronoun identification.
    • As you can imagine, it will take time to update all systems on campus and there could be inconsistencies when one system is updated prior to another system.
  • Phase 2: The project will then focus on providing students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to update their personal pronouns and gender identity beginning [implementation date], 2022.
  • Future phases:  Updates and announcements will be sent to include the use of personal pronouns on class rosters and advisor/grade reports.  Students, faculty, and staff will have the option to input their personal pronouns and gender identity as a self-service model on certain university systems, as well.