Under the impetus of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) and the Permanent Conference on Equality and Diversity (CPED), an inter-institutional working group was set up in Rennes in 2017 in order to pool and strengthen the actions implemented in the fight against sexist and sexual violence and discrimination.
Following the example set by the Université de Rennes 2 in 2017, the Université de Rennes 1 and the Grandes Ecoles have taken steps in 2019 to allow "the recognition of the chosen name used at university for transgender people", in accordance with the plan "fight against anti-LGBT+ hate".
Thus, all the institutions in the working group now have a facilitated procedure for registering students under their chosen name, in conjunction with partners such as CROUS Bretagne.
The universities of Rennes 1 and Rennes 2 are going a step further this year by also allowing staff to take this step.
The chosen name used may be taken into account for e-mail addresses and the directory, as well as for the institutions' internal management tools.
The words "Mrs/Mr", which do not constitute civil status, may be progressively removed from correspondence, forms and internal documents in Rennes establishments, at the request of the persons concerned.
The Rennes establishments are also carefully studying the possibilities of extending the scope of the procedure, particularly if the Ministry's software evolves.