Updating Personal Information
A summary of your personal information is available via myNOVA. The Personal Information page includes all biographical information you have provided to Villanova, including your name, date of birth, contact information (email, address and phone), emergency contact information, University ID, Social Security number, gender, and ethnicity and race.
You can access your information via the Personal Information task card in myNOVA.
Students have the ability to update certain information directly on the Personal Information page in myNOVA, including Chosen Name, Personal Pronoun, Gender Identification, Phone Number, Addresses, and Emergency Contacts.
If you have legally changed your name, you will need to submit a completed Name or ID Change form [PDF] and supporting documentation to the Office of the Registrar. Acceptable forms of supporting documentation are listed on the request form.
Social Security Number
If you need to update the Social Security number Villanova has on file for you, or add a Social Security number to your profile, you will need to submit a completed Name or ID Change form [PDF] and supporting documentation to Office of the Registrar. Acceptable forms of supporting documentation are listed on the request form.
Chosen First Name
Villanova is committed to providing an inclusive and safe environment for all members of the University community. That includes allowing students the option of identifying a chosen first name that is different from their legal name. While sharing this information so as to allow for a more comfortable experience is a benefit, the University also appreciates the need to be respectful and sensitive.
If you have accents in your chosen first name, please refer to keyboard shortcuts for instructions on how to enter these symbols in the chosen name field.
View more information about the University's policy and FAQs on the Chosen First Name web page.
PERSONAL PRONOUNS AND GENDER IDENTIFICATION
During Spring 2022, in conjunction with the updates to the Personal Information page that will allow students to indicate a chosen first name, students will also be allowed to indicate a personal pronoun and their gender identification.
The University will be developing and implementing a phased approach to the use of personal pronouns and gender identification. All students are welcome to update both information points. To begin, personal pronoun will be used on class lists. Gender Identification is not used at this time.
The personal pronouns available to choose from are:
- Use my name – no pronoun
- Any Pronoun
- My pronouns are not on this list
- Prefer Not to Answer
The gender identifications available to choose from are:
- Gender Neutral
- Gender Queer
- Gender Fluid
- Gender Non-Binary
- Gender Non-Conforming
- Transgender Woman
- Transgender Man
- I Prefer Not to Disclose
- I identify with multiple categories
- None of these options apply to me
Please note that indicating a personal pronoun and gender identification is completely optional. Student records will default to no answer if a student chooses not to make a selection, and students are allowed to change any selection, at any time, up until they graduate from Villanova. However, if a student indicates a personal pronoun, this information will be used by Villanova on class lists and salutations.