Missouri S&T faculty, students and staffers create a lot of written material. As more of us communicate about the university on various platforms — from websites and social media to PowerPoint presentations, email messages and departmental newsletters — the need for guidelines on how we represent Missouri S&T in writing has never been greater.
General tips that serve as a basis for our writing style guide
Capitalization, formatting and abbreviation guidelines for academic programs and titles
Capitalization and abbreviations campus buildings and landmarks
Guidelines, terminology and abbreviations for the Kummer Institute Foundation
Common misspellings, incorrect abbreviations, and proper use of terms
When and how to write the formal university name and other forms
Writing language involving age, race, sex, disabilities and religion
Tips for writing effective and engaging headlines for publications and websites
The Missouri S&T Style Guide is intended to help campus writers and editors maintain a consistent style and voice for all written marketing and promotional materials that go out under the university’s name — both printed and electronic.
This style guide doesn’t address every conceivable issue related to how Missouri S&T is presented in writing. It is intended to provide general guidance only, and to address some of the more common concerns that arise. We have tried to include every department, center and laboratory that exists at the time of this revision, but we may have missed some. We welcome suggestions or corrections to this guide. So if you have any, please submit them to the Missouri S&T marketing and communications department at email@example.com.