Guide: Manage your identity at Miami


  • To instruct users on how to own their identity at Miami by making sure to update personal information in Miami’s systems
  • Miami University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff. This guide is intended to be a starting point for you to curate your Miami identity using the technological systems and services provided to you during your time with us (as long as you are associated in some way with Miami)


  • Student, faculty, staff

Directory information and preferred name

Email aliases and UniqueID changes

  • START HERE: When would I want to set an email alias, and when would I want to request a UniqueID change?
    • Setting an email alias requires fewer steps and takes less time
    • UniqueID changes require you to fully delete your old account. There is the possibility that important information will get lost in the transition (if you don’t manually transfer it to your new account)
    • However, if you want to completely get rid of the name you are no longer using, deleting your old account and requesting a new UniqueID is the option
  • Students: Request email alias to match name
    • Please note: When you request an email alias, you will still need to use your UniqueID to log in to Miami systems.
  • In Google Mail, you can choose which email address / email alias you send from
  • Request a UniqueID change to reflect a preferred/chosen or changed legal name




  • Remember to update your professors, contacts, athletic coaches, and others with this new information
  • You will still need to log in to Miami systems with your UniqueID when you set an email alias
  • If you choose to request a new email alias, move your important information accordingly
  • If you believe that any part of this process can be simplified or improved, please report a technology inclusivity issue



Article ID: 143475
Mon 5/23/22 11:21 AM
Fri 8/12/22 10:40 AM
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