University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh
Writing Style Manual

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OFFICES

See Departments, Offices, Programs, Schools section.

Although the official title of an office is usually “Office of …,” exceptions do exist. One exception is the University of Pittsburgh Parking Services Office.

ORGANIZATIONS

Capitalize formal names of University organizations.

  • The University Senate has two subgroups: the Faculty Assembly and the Senate Council.
  • The Staff Association Council will meet next Friday afternoon.

In running text, an initial the in front of an organization name, even if an official part of the name, does not have to be capitalized. (CM15 8.75) An initial the may be capitalized in a list.

  • The department has received a number of grants from the Pittsburgh Foundation.

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY, DEPARTMENT OF; ORTHOPAEDIC

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the School of Medicine spells orthopaedic with an a. To be consistent, do the same.