Have you ever wondered whether or not to capitalize the word "Logger"? Or when to use "they" in reference to an individual?

The Style & Inclusive Language Guide is intended to help individuals writing on behalf of the university communicate clearly, effectively, and consistently. Within this guide, you’ll find guidance on common issues and topics, from how to format dates and times to how to use language that creates a welcoming environment.

The guide is divided into the following sections:

Within each section, entries are listed alphabetically, with the exception of the inclusive language guide, where entries are grouped into categories, such as Gendered Language, and then alphabetically within each category.

Questions? Concerns?

Our primary reference for university style is Associated Press style, followed by Webster's New World College Edition dictionary. This guide is reviewed and updated annually.

If you spot any errors or have any questions, please contact the Office of Marketing & Communications at communications@pugetsound.edu.

Have we misidentified you in any way in on the Puget Sound website? Let us know. We will correct it as soon as possible.