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Text Style Guide

(Updated August 2021)

To establish consistency and retain quality in the printed materials representing Salisbury University, the Public Relations and Publications offices follow The Associated Press Stylebook, with exceptions and elaborations spelled outlined in the following guide.

Please refer to this alphabetical guide when reviewing your text, if you have any style questions or if you do not understand edits that have been made to your publications.

All publications being distributed off campus must adhere to this style and be reviewed by the Publications Office.

See the SU Brand Writing Guide for information on how to write about the University within the context of the brand.

See the SU Inclusive and Affirming Language Guide for information on how to create and support an inclusive atmosphere through language.

This guide includes information adapted from University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Brand and Style Guide and Northwestern University’s Editorial Guidelines.