Student Name and/or Gender Change on Academic Records and ROSI
The University of Toronto has a simple way for students to have their name and/or gender changed on their academic records. Students may do this by writing a letter addressed to their college Registrar and/or the Registrar of the School of Graduate Studies and request that the name be changed from a former name to the new preferred name, or to change their gender to male or female. Students should be sure to provide their student ID number in the letter to the Registrar. The letter of request must be taken to the relevant Registrar’s Office in person for the change to take effect.
A complete disclosure as to the reasons for the request for the name change does not need to be presented to the Registrar. The Registrar should advise the student where the name on the records is not the formal legal name of the student, future employers, licensing bodies, or other educational institutions may require proof that the transcripts and diplomas are the legitimate academic records of the individual submitting them.
Any questions from administrators or students can be directed to the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office.
Are you both a student and an employee? Please note that the personal information records for student status are unique from any employment records. If you change your information on your student record, this will NOT translate to your employment record. Employment records do require your legal personal information for payment and record keeping, however any person can request to be addressed by the name and pronoun that they use in their everyday. The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office can support a student employee and/or the employer to address any questions or concerns regarding these matters.
Single User Washrooms on Campus
The University of Toronto has many single user washrooms across the three campuses. You can click on U of T’s interactive campus map to see where each of these washrooms is located. You can also find a complete list on our website.
The SGDO is currently in the process of updating the content on this map.
Student Health Plans
There are many student union sponsored health plans that are designed to offer extended health and dental benefits not covered by OHIP/UHIP.
Hormone therapies may be covered by a student’s health plan. Benefits may vary with each plan. Students seeking confirmation of coverage need to seek the Drug Identification Number of each individual drug being prescribed and then confirm this information with the insurance provider. Your student union representative can also make this inquiry on your behalf.
For full-time undergraduate students:
- St. George: University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) has coverage with Green Shield Canada
- UTM: University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) has coverage with Green Shield Canada
- UTSC: Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU) has coverage with Sun Life Assurance Company
For part-time undergraduate students:
- Association of Part-time Undergraduate Students’ Union (APUS) has coverage with Green Shield Canada
For graduate students:
- Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) has coverage with Green Shield Canada
- Students employed as Teaching Assistants or Graduate Assistants may have additional benefits through their union.
For international students:
Employees and Health Plans
Benefits offered by each health plan are different. Employees can confirm which plan they are enrolled in by reviewing their account on ESS.
Employees seeking confirmation of coverage need to seek the name or Drug Identification Number of each individual drug being prescribed and then confirm with their health plan.
Please note: This website is for informational purposes only. In the event of a discrepancy, benefits will be paid according to the official documents and all applicable legislation.