Gender Identity Initiative


In the spirit of inclusivity, MIT is in the process of updating its systems to allow community members (employees, students, and faculty) to indicate gender identity (beyond traditional legal definitions) as well as a preferred name (other than their legal name). The goal is for such information to be captured and displayed consistently while still ensuring that MIT is meeting any legal requirements for reporting purposes. Due to the complexity of MIT’s systems, this process will take time.


A small team with members from ICEO, IS&T, HR, and OVC is working on planning, implementation, and stakeholder/community outreach. Point of contact: Lori Singer, IS&T (

As future details about implementation and the timeline become available, they will be posted here.