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Editorial Style Guide

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UNAM

The proper name of UTSA’s sister institution is La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Use UNAM on second reference.


underrepresented


underserved


underused

Not underutilized.


underway

One word in all instances. (AP style change as of April 2013)


United States

The abbreviation U.S. is acceptable as a noun and adjective:

U.S. citizen
He’s back in the United States now.
He’s back in the U.S. now.

university

Lowercase university unless it is used as part of a formal name. In formal publications such as the President’s Dinner or Commencement programs, it is acceptable to capitalize University when it refers to UTSA.

The performance took place at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Once again, the university will host a national sports tournament.

Always use full names of other colleges and universities on first reference.


The University of Texas at San Antonio

See UTSA, use of.


The University of Texas System

On second reference, it is acceptable to write the UT System.


University of Texas System Board of Regents

Not the University of Texas Board of Regents.


upper-division

Hyphenate even when it follows a noun.


UT System institutions with abbreviations for second reference:

  • The University of Texas at Arlington — UT Arlington
  • The University of Texas at Austin — UT Austin
  • The University of Texas at Dallas — UT Dallas
  • The University of Texas at El Paso — UT El Paso
  • The University of Texas Permian Basin — UT Permian Basin
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley — UTRGV (created in 2013 via the combining of The University of Texas at Brownsville and The University of Texas-Pan American)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio — UTSA, never UT San Antonio
  • The University of Texas at Tyler — UT Tyler
System medical institutions:
  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas — UT Southwestern Medical Center or UT Southwestern
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston — UTMB Health
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston — UT Health Houston
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio — UT Health San Antonio
  • The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Center — M.D. Anderson
  • The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler —UT Health Tyler
The system:
  • The University of Texas System — UT System
  • The University of Texas System Administration — UT System Administration
  • The University of Texas System Board of Regents — UT System Board of Regents

UTSA Alumni Association

This is the official name of the university’s alumni association.


UTSA, use of

In running text, these are the correct ways to refer to UTSA:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
UTSA or the university on second reference

(See also university)

The university has four campuses: Downtown Campus, Hemisfair Campus (formerly HemisFair Park Campus), Main Campus and Park West Campus.


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