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Web-related style
 
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. Also, 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
Commencement                   capitalize
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

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