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Name Standards and Pronouns

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Name Standards

Coast Community College District (CCCD) and its three colleges – Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College – recognize that many students and employees use first names that differ from their legal first names to identify themselves. Starting August 2016, CCCD students and employees have the ability to select their first name through the MySites (MyCCC, MyCOAST, MyGWC, and MyOCC).     ​​​​

Please see these links for further information: 


Members of the CCCD community respect each other by using the personal pronouns individuals identify for themselves. For further information, please see the following resources: 

  • Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance's "Pronouns: Gender-Inclusive Spaces" 
    • A brief overview of personal pronouns, common usage, and mistake management
    • A more comprehensive review of personal pronouns
  • Genderbread Person 
    • A visual demonstrating the definitions and distinctions between assigned sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality
  • Training Opportunities
    • The Coast Colleges regularly offer SafeZone training, which is a wonderful place to learn more about pronouns. You are welcome to contact the campus Title IX Coordinators, or the District Coordinator of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance, for information on upcoming and specialized training opportunities.