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R

Research Office also Office of Research

Registrar’s Office also Office of the Registrar

residence hall not dormitory

Residence Life also Housing & Residence Life

Residence Housing Association RHA informally

Resident Assistant RA informally

S

school capitalize as part of a formal name (e.g. School of Pharmacy) but not alone on second reference (e.g. the school)

School of Arts & Humanities Arts & Humanities on second reference, part of the College of Arts & Sciences

School of Audiology Audiology on second reference, part of the College of Health Professions. Offers a doctorate in audiology (AuD). Operates the Pacific EarClinic.

School of Communication Sciences & Disorders part of the College of Education, offers an undergraduate minor in communication sciences & disorders, as well as a master’s in speech-language pathology. Note capitalization only in reference to the school, not the major.

School of Dental Hygiene Studies Formerly Dental Health Science. Informally DHS. Part of the College of Health Professions. Note capitalization only in reference to the school, not the discipline. Offers a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene (BSDH). Note capitalization only in reference to the school, not the discipline.

School of Graduate Psychology (Formerly School of Professional Psychology) Graduate Psychology on second reference, SGP informally. Not shortened to Psychology (undergraduate major). Part of the College of Health Professions. Offers a master’s in applied psychological science, a doctor of psychology (PsyD) in clinical psychology and a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in clinical psychology. Note capitalization only in reference to the school, not the discipline. Operates clinics in Hillsboro and Portland.

School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership Healthcare Administration and Leadership on second reference. Part of the College of Health Professions.

School of Learning and Teaching Learning and Teaching on second reference, part of the College of Education

School of Natural Sciences Natural Sciences on second reference, part of the College of Arts & Sciences

School of Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy on second reference, OT informally. Part of the College of Health Professions. Offered a master’s in occupational therapy (OT) through the class of 2014 and offers a doctor of occupational therapy (OTD) since 2012. Note capitalization only in reference to the school, not the discipline.

School of Pharmacy Pharmacy on second reference. Part of the College of Health Professions. Offers a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD).

School of Physical Therapy Physical Therapy on second reference, PT informally. Part of the College of Health Professions. Offers a doctor of physical therapy (PT). Note capitalization only in reference to the school, not the discipline. Operates clinics in Hillsboro and Cornelius.

School of Physician Assistant Studies Physician Assistant Studies on second reference, PA informally. Part of the College of Health Professions. Offers a master of science in physician assistant studies. Note capitalization only in reference to the school, not the discipline.

School of Social Sciences part of the College of Arts & Sciences

Scott Hall formerly Harvey Scott Memorial Library

seasons lowercase winter, spring, summer, fall, except when referring to semesters (e.g. Fall Semester)

semester lowercase alone, capitalize name of a semester (e.g. Fall Semester, Fall 2012)

sentence spacing use only one space between sentences

Service Center the university copy shop for duplication and centralized business materials center

Sherman/Larkins Stadium name of softball facility in Lincoln Park Athletic Complex

Silk Road Review Pacific University literary magazine

Social Sciences shortened form of School of Social Sciences, part of the College of Arts & Sciences

states spell out all state names when they stand alone in text. Abbreviate states using AP Style, not postal codes, when they follow state names. Never abbreviate Alaska, Hawai'i, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Ohio, Texas or Utah. Note style on Hawai'i differs from AP Style. Do not capitalize the word “state” (e.g. She lives in New York state. Our neighbor to the north is Washington state. We live in the state of Oregon.)

Strain Science Center shortened version of Douglas C. Strain Science Center

Stoller Center Forest Grove Campus athletic center. Pronounce (St-oh-ler). No acronym. Do not refer to as PAC or Pacific Athletic Center.

student-athlete

Student Optometric Association SOA informally

Student Outreach Admissions Representatives SOAR internally

Students Today Alumni Tomorrow STAT informally

Student Life

T

Taylor Auditorium located in Marsh Hall

Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center home of the McCready Hall auditorium, music department

Theatre Department also Department of Theatre

theatre a form of fine arts marked by live performance, a venue for a live performance. Sometimes theater (defer to formal title when appropriate).

theater an auditorium where movies are shown. Sometimes theatre (defer to formal title when appropriate).

Thetas members of the sorority Theta Nu Alpha

Theta Nu Alpha a sorority affiliated with the Alpha Zeta Fraternity. Members are known as Thetas.

Tim & Cathy Tran Library the Forest Grove Campus Library should be referred to by name as the Tim & Cathy Tran Library, or Tran Library on second or internal reference. Named for Khiem “Tim” ’74 and Thuy “Cathy” Tran ’74 in October 2017. The Tran Library is the specific building within the system of Pacific University Libraries.

times of day a.m., p.m., noon, midnight. Do not include double-zeros (e.g. 8 a.m. not 8:00 a.m.) Avoid redundancy (e.g. don’t say 10 a.m. this morning). Use words to describe a time frame (e.g. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon.) En dashes are acceptable in lists or when space is limited (e.g. Lecture, 9 a.m.–noon, today.)

titles capitalize position or job when used as a title before a person’s name; lower case after a name (e.g. President Lesley Hallick delivered a speech. Hallick is Pacific’s 17th president.) Where to add commas in a title Name Name MD, FAAEM or Joe Snow DH Ed, PAC. Men rather than boys, Women rather than girls, and Students rather than kids.

Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation Tom McCall Center on second reference

Tom Miles Theatre located in Warner Hall

Tom Reynolds Field former soccer field where Cascade Hall now stands

Tran Library shortened name of the Tim & Cathy Tran Library, the library building on the Forest Grove Campus that is part of the system of Pacific University Libraries. Appropriate on second reference or for internal communications.

Trombley Square

Tutoring and Learning Center TLC internally

U

University Center officially Washburne Hall, the student union, UC on second reference or internal audience

UC Box #______

University Information Services UIS internally

university capitalize as part of a formal name (e.g. Pacific University) but not alone on second reference (e.g. the university)

University Advancement also Office of University Advancement, UA informally

URL an address for a specific webpage.

V

Vandervelden Court university-owned residence hall offering on-campus student apartment units

Vandervelden Apartments privately-owned, off-campus apartment homes

W

Walter Hall student residence hall

Washburne Hall also University Center or UC, informally

Washington County home of the Forest Grove Campus and Hillsboro Campus

website one word

webpage one word

Woodburn Campus home of College of Education programs

World Wide Web shortened web
 

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