Name Changes

NAME CHANGE POLICY & PROCEDURE
Southern Nazarene University maintains educational records under the student's full, legal name. Official documents and transcripts will be issued under this name. The University maintains the records of former students under the full, legal name the student had when last enrolled.

A current or former student may change the name on his or her permanent academic record by presenting a signed request and a notarized copy of the appropriate documentation to the Office of the Registrar along with a signed and dated copy of the Name Change Request. To correct the spelling or the proper sequence of the name, the student must present a notarized copy of the student's birth certificate. To change the name, the student must present a notarized copy of the signed court order showing the new legal name. To assume the spouse's name following marriage, a student must present a notarized copy of the marriage certificate. To discontinue use of the married name after a divorce, the student must present a notarized copy of a divorce decree or signed court order showing the new name.

The request should be mailed with the appropriate document to the Office of the Registrar. To ensure accurate and complete student records, a student must continue to register under his or her former name until the request and documentation have been forwarded.

For additional information:

Southern Nazarene University
Office of the Registrar
6729 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008

Phone: 405.491.6386
Fax: 405.717.6270