Print and Digital Content
In internal and external communications, the University of Idaho generally follows the Associated Press Stylebook (aka AP Style Guide). This allows the university to use consistent style, capitalization and punctuation across all channels and ensures clear communication. The AP Stylebook can be accessed via subscription at apstylebook.com, or physical copies can be purchased at the VandalStore or online.
The U of I’s Editorial Style Guide includes common uses within university writing and university-specific style that may be different from AP. Included in this guide are also sections on abbreviations and acronyms, capitalization and punctuation, and tips for using inclusive language for diverse populations. In instances that this guide or AP fails to address, refer to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
The Inclusive Writing Guide offers tips for using inclusive language, writing about people from diverse backgrounds and incorporating the Explorer archetype in to your work.
Our Digital Style Guide offers best practices for those writing for digital platforms, including the U of I website.