LGBTQ+ Resources

Preferred name policy

If you would prefer to use a name other than your legal first name, you may designate a preferred first name, which will populate in class rosters, on Blackboard, and in other places where your name appears at the University. 

To designate a preferred first name, log in to, then click on Personal Profile.  Select Personal Information, then click the Edit button in the upper right corner to add your name in the Preferred First Name field.  You may also designate your pronouns and gender identification in the same section.

To change your first name in your University email, write to with the subject line “Preferred First Name.”

To change your name on transcripts and diplomas, a legal name change is required.  Contact the Office of the Registrar to initiate a name change on these documents.

Student Groups

Detroit Mercy Pride

LGBTQIA+ students and their friends and allies are welcome to join Detroit Mercy Pride, a student organization focused on making everyone feel welcome and respected.


Detroit Mercy Law OutLaws is a political and social organization that serves the needs of the LGBTQ+ community at Detroit Mercy Law.  OutLaws advocates for the inclusion of LGBTQ+ perspectives within the law school, and works with allies with the school and beyond to end discrimination in all forms.

Inclusive Facilities

All Detroit Mercy campuses offer some gender-inclusive restrooms, many of which are also ADA accessible. A full list of campus facilities is available on the Inclusive Spaces page.

Employee Benefits

Employees who are married or in same-sex domestic partnerships are eligible for health, tuition remission, and other benefits at Detroit Mercy.  Detailed policy information is available on the Human Resources Benefits page.

University Resources

Community Resources

Faith-Based Organizations