University style guide
The University Style Guide is designed to help writers and communicators across campus with matters of grammar and style, whether writing for the University’s internal or external audiences. This guide includes an alphabetical listing of frequently used words and phrases, including University-specific terms. Students and faculty doing academic writing would likely be better served by consulting style guides specific to their disciplines or more general grammar and style guides. For all media relations writing and on the University website, we use the Associated Press Stylebook as our official editorial guide.
We recognize that different types of publications and different audiences require different approaches. Please use your best judgment to determine the appropriate style for your writing project and determine for yourself when deviating from guidelines makes more sense than following them.
The ultimate goal for University communications – whether an event listing, a web page or a magazine feature article – is to create consistency and convey the message effectively.