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First reference:
Sawyer Business School
Second reference:
the Business School
(never just Sawyer) 

First reference:
New England School of Art & Design
Second reference:
the art school
School of Art & Design

(never reference as a department) 

First reference:
Modern Theatre at Suffolk University
Second reference:
Suffolk’s Modern Theatre
Modern Theatre
the Modern

Do not abbreviate the words “association,” “avenue,” “boulevard,” “department,” “institute,” and “street” in narrative text.
Suffolk students also may study at our international campus:
Madrid Campus 
Research centers and institutes (with acceptable abbreviations, upon second reference, if applicable)
Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies (Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies) 
Beacon Hill Institute (BHI)    
Center for Advanced Legal Studies    
Center for Crime and Justice Policy Research (CCJPR)    
Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES)    
Center for Global Business Law and Ethics    
Center for Innovation and Change Leadership    
Center for Public Management    
Center for Restorative Justice (CRJ)    
Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)    
Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights (CWHHR)    
B. S. Friedman Field Station    
Institute for Executive Education    
John Joseph Moakley Institute on Public Policy and Political Leadership (Moakley Institute) 
Juvenile Justice Center (JJC)
Poetry Center
Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service (Rappaport Center)
Sagan Energy Research Laboratory
Suffolk University Archives
Suffolk University Political Research Center (SUPRC) 
People, places and events
President James McCarthy (do not use Jim McCarthy)
President McCarthy
Our location is generally referred to as "Boston" or "downtown Boston" (not "Beacon Hill")


Degree abbreviations
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)

Juris Doctor (JD) Master of Arts in Communication (MA)

Master of Arts in Graphic Design (MA)
Master of Arts in Interior Design (MA)
Master of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture (MFA)
Master of Education in Administration of Higher Education
Master of Education in Foundations of Education (MEd)
Master of Education in Middle School Teaching (MEd)
Master of Education in Secondary School Teaching (MEd)

Master of Laws (LLM)
Master of Science in Computer Science (MS)
Master of Science in Crime and Justice Studies (MS)
Master of Science in Economic Policy (MS)
Master of Science in Ethics and Public Policy (MS)
Master of Science in International Economics (MS)
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling (MS)
Master of Science in School Counseling (MS)
Master of Science in Organizational Learning (MS)
Master of Science in Organizational Learning and Development
Master of Science in Political Science (MS)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Note: The BSBA is the only undergraduate degree offered by Sawyer Business School; they do not offer a BS or other bachelor's degree.
Class year style
[Degree abbreviation] [‘XX]
(note the space between the abbreviation and the apostrophe)
e.g. MBA ’03, BS ’75, MA ’95
Dual degree: John Smith, BSBA ‘04, MBA ‘07

For current students who have not yet earned a degree, only the expected year of their graduation is used. (e.g. Sally Jones '15) You may also write "Senior Sally Jones is running for class president."