Capitalize on first and 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.

Be wary of acronyms, initialisms or abbreviations that are regularly used within a given unit but are unfamiliar to wider audiences.

Visit the “More information” link below for a current list of UGA institutes.

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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The subject area is African American studies. First and formal usage for the academic unit at UGA: Institute for African American Studies.

On Second Reference

the African American studies institute or the institute.

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Preferred Spelling

Capitalize the full, formal name of the institute, which is part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Use lower case for the subject area: The university offers a certificate in women’s studies.

On Second Reference

Use either the institute or women’s studies.

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The Institute of Higher Education is an academic unit of UGA committed to advancing higher education policy, management and leadership through research, graduate education and outreach.

On Second Reference

IHE or the institute.

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