IN THIS SECTION:
On first reference, use Gordon College.
In subsequent references, Gordon and the College both are acceptable.
Lowercase college when it
The College lays out its theological stance in an official Statement of Faith, which is posted on the college website.
Few first-year students know what to expect of their college experience.
Westmont College's size won't increase. Town officials have capped that college's enrollment.
Occasional references in formal College documents and alumni materials should use this style: the United College of Gordon and Barrington.
Generic references to locations and events on campus (noun), on-campus (adj.) events, and/or things taking place around campus are generally fine. Never refer to a "main campus."
New buildings or other facilities should be referred to as additions to the institution, not the campus.
As a rule, references to the campus need not mention the Fowler naming. Occasional references in formal college documents should use this style:
the Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler Campus
Spell, space and capitalize as below. On second reference, it's fine to use the building's name only (without building or hall, as in Lane), or the abbreviations and nicknames in parentheses.
A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel (the chapel, lowercased)
Barrington Center for the Arts
Bennett Athletic and Recreation Center
the Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness
the Center for Faith and Inquiry
Jenks Learning Resource Center
Ken Olsen Science Center (KOSC)
Lane Student Center
the Outdoor Education Building
Phillips Recital Hallthe Physical Plant building, the Physical Plant and Design Center building
Phillips Music Center
Rodger Reception Center
Shields House (no "the")
Wilson House (the President's house)
5 Hull Street
16 Hull Street
26 Hull Street
Other facilities, locations and natural features
If the is absent below, omit it when mentioning these campus locations.
On second reference, it's fine to use the abbreviations and nicknames in parentheses, capitalized (or not) as shown.
the Barrington Cinema
Bistro Two Fifty-five
Brigham Athletic Complex Field
Brigham Athletic Complex Tennis Courts
the Center for Student Development (CSD; first references in on-campus communications can use the abbreviation)
the chapel parking lot, the chapel lot
the Counseling Center
the Gallery at Barrington Center for the Arts (the gallery)
Gavin Intramural Field (the intramural field)
the Gordon College Bookstore (the bookstore)
Harmeling Physical Therapy
the Health Center
J. Tec White Field
the La Vida Activity & Training Center (use ampersand; on second reference, ATC)
the La Vida rock gym
MacDonald Auditorium (in KOSC)
the Margaret Jensen Theatre (the Jensen Theatre; the black box theater)
the Phillips Walkway (from the bell, past KOSC and Phillips)
the ropes course
the softball field
the Tavilla Lounge
Woodland Parking Lot (the Woodland lot)
Capitalize (but don't italicize or use quotation marks around) official names of Gordon College:
Lowercase (without italics or quotation marks):
the Department of Kinesiology
the Division of Fine Arts
Alumni and Parent Relations
the Registrar's Office
Beginning Spanish 1
Easton Dining Hall
Conversations with the President
the college campus
the sport, recreation and wellness major
the biochemistry concentration
Gordon Presidential Fellows program
The names of some Gordon College programs include unusual capitalization or punctuation. Use the styles below.
Gordon IN Orvieto, Gordon IN Boston
The Great Conversation
the W.I.L.D. Semester