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Gender Marker Change Information

This page contains information about gender marker changes to legal documents.

The Babs Siperstein Law

In July 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation to allow individuals who were born in New Jersey to amend their birth certificates to reflect their gender identity.  The “Babs Siperstein Law” allows New Jersey residents to change their gender identification on their birth certificates without having to present proof of surgery, and adds a third “non-binary” gender category. Learn More.

To Update Gender Marker

  • Complete the Change of Name and/or Social Security Number form:
  • After you fill out the form, you must save it to your computer and then send it as a PDF via MSU File Hawk.
    • The Registrar’s office will not accept emailed versions of these forms.
    • Important: When asked for “File Recipient(s) NetID:”, please enter: RegistrarformsDo Not Enter Your Own NetID.
  • Submit the form to the registrar with the required legal documents and the original court order document.
    • Acceptable Legal Documents:
      • Marriage Certificate
      • Divorce Decree which specifically states that a name other than married name may be used.
      • Court order which legalizes the name change.
      • Naturalization document which specifies a name change.
      • Birth Certificate
      • Passport
      • Original Social Security Cards are only acceptable for adding or changing your SSN.
  • The Registrar will update university records

For university records information, contact the Registrar: