An exception to the general rule of omitting the hyphen in “-wide” constructions.

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No apostrophe; capitalized.

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One word in all uses.

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Maintained by the Office of Emergency Preparedness, UGAAlert provides emergency notification to the university community on multiple platforms.

The preferred way to write the name as one word and italicize “Alert.” For writing that is published in color, UGA should be black and “Alert” should be red.

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The UGACard is the official University of Georgia identification card for students, faculty, staff, official campus visitors and their dependents.

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Use “-er” unless “theatre” is in the proper name: University Theatre, Tate Student Center Theatre.

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Use only the initials in referring to the previously designated Scholastic Aptitude Test or the Scholastic Assessment Test.

Score totals are written without a comma: 2100.

As with GPAs, federal law prohibits releasing individual student scores except with the explicit written permission of the student (not a parent). 

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Lower case (regents’ test) on second reference.

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Since technology has made it easy to use diacritical marks, there is no need to risk confusion with “resume.”

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