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Editorial Styleguide

capitalization

The full, formal names of the university and its colleges, schools and departments are capitalized: the University of Louisville; the School of Music; the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Use lowercase when not using the full, formal name: the university; the music school; the mechanical engineering department.

Capitalize the full, formal names of centers and institutes and use lowercase on second reference or in informal usage: The Center for Safe Urban School Communities helps communities access risk factors for youth violence. The center also promotes the healthy development of young people.

Capitalize the formal names of campus organizations and ongoing programs: Interfraternity Council, University Honors Program.

IN ALUMNI PERIODICALS, capitalize formal programs and activities that are of special interest to alumni: Homecoming; Foundersí Day Picnic.

See also buildings , composition titles


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