How do I add personal pronouns to my Canvas account?


Students, Faculty, and Staff can choose to have their personal pronouns displayed next to their Canvas account name. This article will give you the directions on how to do this. 

Before you begin...

You must have an active account in Canvas to be able to add pronouns to your account. 

If you are looking for information on how to change your Preferred/Display Name and/or your NetID please see the related article How to Change Your Display Name, NetID, and Pronouns


  1. Navigate to Canvas
  2. Choose Account from the left hand main menu.
  3. Choose Settings from the Account options.
  4. Choose Edit Settings from the right hand menu on your Settings Page.
  5. Choose your preferred pronouns from the drop down options next to the Pronouns option
  6. Choose Update Settings.

You can also review the following tutorial provided by Canvas: How do I select personal pronouns in my user account as a student? 

The available pronoun options that can be added in Canvas are listed below:

  • She/her/hers
  • He/him/his
  • They/them/theirs
  • She/her/hers or they/them/theirs
  • He/him/his or they/them/their
  • Ze/hir/hirs
  • Ze/zir/zirs
  • Ey/em/eirs
  • Per/per/pers
  • Ve/ver/vers
  • Any pronouns
  • Please ask for my pronouns
  • No pronouns - please use my name only

Note: If you would like to suggest new pronouns to be added to this list, or to recommend changes being made to the current options, please reach out to the LGBTQ resource center at


Your personal pronouns should now be displayed next to your Canvas Account name. 

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