Excellent teachers are invited to join UGA’s Teaching Academy, a faculty project supported by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. Capitalize on first reference.

On Second Reference

Use the academy.


Part of the Terry Business of College, the Terry Executive Education Center is located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta.

On Second Reference

the center.


Always lower case: The class will be offered for the first time next summer.


Lower case: The class will be offered for the first time during spring semester.


Capitalized, but do not capitalize the noun that follows: Social Security number, Social Security tax.


Generally, the area of campus south of Sanford Stadium and west of East Campus Road.

Buildings and LocationsCapitalization

Lowercase the spelling of this library.

Buildings and LocationsCapitalizationDepartments/Offices/Units

Traditionally, Latin (genus, species and subspecies) names of plants and animals are italicized; additional (following) designations (such as “var.” for a variety of a species) are set in roman type. The genus name is capitalized and the species lowercased (even when it is a proper adjective). After initial use, the genus name may be abbreviated.

The traditional style is used by Columns, but most newspapers and AP Style do not use italics, setting everything roman.

Divisions higher than genus—phylum, class, order, family—are capitalized and set roman.

Common names (except of course those that are trademarked or patented) are set lowercase roman, only proper nouns and adjectives are capitalized.

The state bird of Georgia is the brown thrasher or Toxostoma rufum. Other members of the Mimidae family common in Georgia are the gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) and the northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos). The American robin belongs to a different family.


Capitalize the word “room” when it precedes a room within a building, and capitalize facilities within buildings: Fine Arts Auditorium, Memorial Hall Ballroom, Room 312 of the chemistry building.

Also capitalize rooms and facilities within buildings that have a formal, given name: Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom in the law school; Reception Hall in the Tate Student Center.