UNF Style Guide 

Introduction


University communications should reflect the University of North Florida's commitment to high standards through the use of good grammar and a consistent writing style. This style guide along with UNF's Visual Identity Standards is intended to help colleges and departments communicate more effectively. The Style Guide should be used for all ecommunications and publications, even interdepartmental newsletters. The UNF Style Guide is a supplement to The Associated Press Stylebook and addresses frequently asked questions and campus-specific style.


To address specific questions not covered in the UNF Style Guide, contact Isabel Pease at (904) 630-4725.

  • Abbreviations
    • Academic degrees
    • Florida Board of Governors
    • Grade point average
    • Months
    • States
    • UNF Board of Trustees
    • UNF Colleges
  • Capitalization
    • Academic departments and offices
    • Alumni Association
    • Annual Fund
    • Board of Trustees
    • Campus buildings/facilities
    • Classes and courses
    • Coed, Co-op
    • Committees
    • Courtesy and professional titles
    • Email
    • Homecoming
    • Honors
    • Majors, programs
    • President's Office
    • Race
    • Regional designations
    • Seasons
    • State, federal
    • Student classifications
    • Time of day
    • UNF Foundation
    • University of North Florida
    • World Wide Web
  • Composition Titles
    • Books
    • Magazines
    • Newspapers
    • Articles
  • Numerals
    • Days, months, years
    • Decades, centuries
    • First through ninth, etc.
    • Money
    • Numbers
    • Percentages
    • Telephone numbers
  • Plurals & Possessives
    • General guidelines
    • Plural possessives
    • Pluralizing compound words
    • Preferred plurals
    • Proper nouns
  • Punctuation Basics
    • Cities and states
    • Day and date
    • Introductory phrases
    • Jr., Sr., III
    • Parentheses
    • Punctuation with quotations
    • Semicolons and colons
    • Series
    • Spacing
    • Web sites
  • Usage
    • A, an
    • Accreditation
    • Acronyms
    • Alumni
    • And
    • Between, among
    • E-mail
    • Ensure, insure
    • Entitled, titled
    • Issues regarding disabilities
    • More, over
    • On campus, on-campus
    • Part-time, part-time, full-time, full time
    • Photo usage, captions
    • Sexist language
    • Student classification
    • Spelling and hyphenation
    • Toward, towards