Acceptable on first reference for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

On Second Reference

Institute of Government or Vinson Institute.

Institutes

Second reference for the William A. and Barbara R. Owens Institute for Behavioral Research.

Institutes

Historic complex of buildings on Milledge Avenue, originally a girls’ school; houses the Vinson Institute of Government.

Institutes

Research unit on Sapelo Island, a unit of the School of Marine Programs.

Institutes

The full, formal name for the training, research and outreach unit in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The institute has extended its mission to focus on innovation, management and leadership as digital technologies transform the organization, practices and management of journalistic enterprises.

On Second Reference

the Cox Institute or the institute.

Institutes

Capitalize on first and/or formal references.

On first reference in written publications for an external audience, preface the name of the institute or center with “the University of Georgia” unless the full university name has been used earlier.

Note that some institutes are, in fact, academic departments within a school or college, while most are multidisciplinary or independent of departmental affiliation. Second reference terminology is suggested here only when it differs from “the institute.” Be wary of acronyms, initialisms or abbreviations that are regularly used within a given unit but are unfamiliar to wider audiences.

Institutes must be approved by the board of regents and University Council.

Institutes and centers differ in focus. A center provides an organizational base for research and a structure for extramural funding; a center is not an autonomous structure and is not involved in independently offering credit courses or degree programs. An institute shares a center’s focus but has a more formalized structure, may be an autonomous unit and offers credit courses and possibly degree programs.

On Second Reference

The name of the institute alone is acceptable but do not place the name before UGA in a sentence.

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