UI students may now indicate preferred name, gender, sex and pronoun via Inclusive Student Records Inative

The Inclusive Student Records Initiative has launched on the University of Iowa’s Office of the Registrar website, and, for the first time, students will be able to provide their desired name and pronoun, as they’d like it to be displayed on their applications and in the student record systems, as well as in the instructor resources MAUI and ICON. Under this joint initiative — presented by the UI Chief Diversity Office, Information Technology Services, Admissions and the Registrar — students can designate their own identifiers, such as sex and gender.

“In recognizing gender as an aspect of identity separate from sex, the University will be better able to connect students with resources,” said the University Chief Diversity Office in a press release today.

On the University’s trans resources page on identity terminology, it is stated, “As individuals we hold multiple identities, as such, the University of Iowa seeks to make our admissions, MyUI and other online systems more inclusive to people with diverse gender identities.”

This accommodation will hopefully not only support students of all genders, sexes and identities, but will benefit the increasing number of international students as well, by lifting the burden on students to provide their preferred names repeatedly in each individual situation, “particularly,” notes the release, “international students who choose to adopt an alternative name.”

Thoughts? Tips? A cute picture of a dog? Share them with LV »


World of Bikes presents:


Come talk with our experts about ways to stay on the bike this winter! Find out more at World of Bikes.

Get Started


Muscatine, Iowa


Come to Muscatine for all your Holiday shopping and visit all of our unique and locally owned shops and restaurants!

Visit Muscatine

The Future is Unwritten

You look to Little Village for today’s stories. Your sustaining support will help us write tomorrow’s.


$10/mo or $120/year
The cost of doing this work really adds up! Your contribution at this level will cover telephone and internet expenses for one month at the LV editorial offices.


$20/mo or $240/year
$240 is enough to cover one month’s costs for sending out our weekly entertainment newsletter, The Weekender. Make a contribution at this level to put a little more oomph on your support and your weekend.


$30/mo or $360/year
(AUTO-RENEW) connects eastern Iowa culture with the world. Your contribution at this level will cover the site’s hosting costs for three months. A bold move for our boldest supporters!

All monthly and annual contributors receive:

  • Recognition on our Supporters page (aliases welcome)
  • Exclusive early access when we release new half-price gift cards
  • Access to a secret Facebook group where you can connect with other supporters and discuss the latest news and upcoming events (and maybe swap pet pics?) with the LV staff
  • Invitations to periodic publisher chats (held virtually for now) to meet with Matt and give him a piece of your mind, ask your burning questions and hear more about the future plans for Little Village, Bread & Butter Magazine, Witching Hour Festival and our other endeavors.