Do not capitalize email unless the word is used at the beginning of a sentence.
Common terms: website, internet, web, homepage, webpage, email, online, URL, HTML
Do not use “acad” in Suffolk email addresses.
URLs should be listed in all lowercase, without boldface, underscores, or italics.
When listing URLs in running text, do not include the preceding http:// or, if applicable, www. Do not add a preceding www if a given URL is (domain).suffolk.edu, as that could result in a non-functional web address. Also, do not forget to appropriately hyperlink URLs listed in running text.
ex. suffolk.edu, suffolk.edu/admission, law.suffolk.edu
To avoid confusion when using email addresses or URLs in running text, do not break a line on a hyphen or insert a hyphen. Generally, try to break before the “@” or “.” (or between discrete units in a URL). If the email address or URL is at the end of a sentence, it is acceptable to add a period.
Commonly questioned terms
a lot two words
advisor not adviser
African American capitalize, no hyphen
alumnus masculine singular
alumna feminine singular
alumni masculine plural (do not use the word “alums”)
alumnae feminine plural (do not use the word “alums”)
Baccalaureate capitalize ceremony but not degree
catalog not catalogue
chair (noun) not chairman, chairwoman, or chairperson
coursework one word
compose/comprise Parts compose the whole; the whole comprises the parts
Dean’s List capitalize
due to the fact that use “because”
e.g. for example; used only in parentheses with a comma
emeritus masculine singular
emeriti masculine plural
emerita feminine singular
emeritae feminine plural
fundraising (noun, not hyphenated)
fund-raising (adjective, hyphenated)
i.e. that is; used only in parentheses with a comma
in order to/in order for can be simply “to” or “for”
its/it’s: It’s, contraction for it is; Its, possessive form of it
like/as used for comparisons; don’t confuse with “such as”
nonprofit not hyphenated
that/which “That” is the restrictive pronoun; it serves to identify the noun preceding it:
The road that he took was narrow and rocky.
“Which” is used with nonrestrictive clauses, which add information rather than define or limit what has gone before:
The back road, which was straight and narrow, was the better choice.
Do not use “which” to refer to persons; use “who” instead.
vice president not hyphenated