Beginning September 13, 2019, students will be able to indicate their pronouns, which will then be displayed in various campus systems. Pronouns are words used in place of someone’s name when a person is referred to in the third person. This new functionality will result in pronouns showing up on course rosters so students are being referred to by the correct pronouns.


For more information about pronouns and their use, please visit the Pronouns 101 page provided by UCSB's Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity.


Providing Pronoun information

Students can specify their pronouns by going into the UCSB Identity & Access Management. Students will be able to choose one of the following options from the drop down list:

  • He/Him/His
  • She/Her/Hers
  • They/Them/Theirs
  • Ze/Hir/Hirs
  • I do not use a pronoun
  • Other; please ask
  • I use all gender pronouns


Impacted Systems

For the initial rollout, the project scope has been limited to the systems most commonly used by instructors to view their course rosters.  The list of systems will expand over time and we hope to make it so that employees and other campus affiliates may provide pronouns in the future.

System Name


Display Location

Other information

GauchoSpaceGauchoSpace is the primary campus Learning Management SystemCourse Rosters, Discussion Forums

The user profile in GauchoSpace has additional settings to better control display behavior throughout the system. 
Goes live on September 20, 2019.

Updates made in Identity & Access Management may take up to 24 hours to update GauchoSpace.

eGradeseGrades is the system used by instructors to view current course enrollment and assign student grades.Course Roster and Class List Download
Identity & Access ManagementUC Santa Barbara enterprise directory and repository for UCSBNetID.My ProfileThis system is currently used by students to provide their personal pronouns.

Advocate by SimplicityThis system is used in Housing, Student Conduct, and Student Mental Health Coordination Services to interact one on one with students.Student ProfilesThe ways in which each department uses Advocate is specific to the department's mission and purpose.