System Enhancements for Personal Information

This news item is being shared and cross-posted among multiple channels within the Identity Management, Buckeye Link, and Workday user communities.

In a collaborative effort to improve data synchronization across university systems, Ohio State is making the following changes to improve the consistency by which students, faculty and staff identify in university systems.

As of Thursday, June 29, any changes made by students, faculty, and staff to personal information including legal sex, pronouns and preferred name will be synchronized across Identity Management (, Buckeye Link for students (PeopleSoft), Workday for faculty and staff, and the Ohio State Mobile application. While other partner systems may also share such data, only personal information changes made through the four listed above will synch.

In addition to improved data synching, users will have an expanded list of pronoun options in the impacted systems from which to choose if they would like to designate pronouns. These system enhancements are part of a continuing collaboration with multiple Ohio State and Wexner Medical Center working groups. They reflect an ongoing commitment to improve the consistency by which students, faculty and staff can identify themselves in university systems. Please note that identifiable information within the student account remains protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

For additional guidance, see the Personal Identifier information on the Office of the Registrar site.