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Student Identity

Legal Sex

The University at Buffalo (UB) strives to identify individuals as they identify themselves. By law, UB follows a federally determined reporting method to provide a summary of statistics for student enrollments, which currently mandates a male-female binary choice for a student’s legal sex.

Currently, UB’s HUB Student Center allows for two legal sex options (male or female), referred to in HUB as “gender.” We recognize that this format is not inclusive.

Requests received by the Office of the Registrar to change a legal sex do not require any medical or legal documentation. However, male or female must be selected. Requests should be sent to the Office of the Registrar at

Legal sex is shown only to administrative users when necessary for university business and does not appear on class rosters.


Everyone has the right to be addressed and referred to by the chosen name and pronouns that correspond to their gender identity, including the use of non-binary pronouns (e.g., they/them).

Students can enter their pronouns into HUB and have those pronouns displayed in the system.

Pronouns will appear in:

Gender Identity

Students can enter their gender identity to reflect their gender identity in the system, recognizing that a binary legal sex format is not inclusive. Both gender identity and sex are confidential and are only displayed to a limited number of users.

The university will use a student’s names and pronouns when possible.

UB students can update their gender identity and pronouns in the HUB Student Center under the biographical tab.

Last updated: June 16, 2022 11:51 am EST