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University and College References

Centers, Departments, and Offices
Use the full name of the center, department, or office in running text, and use the lowercased center, department, or office in the second references. Do not include a capitalized The at the beginning of a name, unless it begins a sentence.

When using an acronym or initialism in second references, include it in parentheses after the first reference: Campus Technology Services (CTS) supports a variety of services for faculty and students. Most CTS computer labs are open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.

See Acronyms and Initialisms and Ampersands under General Style Preferences for related information.

The following list is subject to change and will be updated as needed.

Academic Resource Center
Access and Accommodations, Office of
Admissions, Office of
Advising Center
Affirmative Action, Office of
Bookstore, Purchase College; second reference: campus bookstore, bookstore
Campus Technology Services; second reference: CTS, the department
Capital Facilities Planning, Office of
Career Development Center
Center for Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics
Center for Production Services
Children’s Center
Communications and Creative Services, Office of
Community Standards, Office of
Counseling Center
Enrollment Services, Office of
Environmental Health and Safety, Office of
Facilities Management, Office of
Facilities Rentals, Office of
Human Resources, Office of
Institutional Advancement, Office of
Institutional Research, Office of
International Programs and Services, Office of
LEAD Center (note the use of an acronym in this name, which stands for
Lead, Education, Advocacy, and Diversity)
Learning Center
Library, Purchase College; second reference: the library
More Card Office
More Store; second reference: the store
Neuberger Museum of Art; second reference: the museum (or, in certain
museum communications, the Neu)
Ombudsman, Office of the
Parking and Transportation Office
Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Purchase Writers Center (PWC)
President, Office of the
Provost and Academic Affairs, Office of the
Purchase College Association Inc. (PCA)
Purchase Student Government Association (PSGA)
Purchasing and Accounts Payable, Office of
Registrar, Office of the
Residence Life, Office of
Sponsored Funds, Office of
Sponsored Research, Office of
Student Health Services, Office of
Student Financial Services, Office of
Student Life and Community Partnerships, Office of
Sustainability, Office of
Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC)
University Police Department
Wellness Center

Updated June 27, 2013

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