Capitalize associate degree and associate degree program when
part of the specific name of the degree or program. Use lower case
when referring to associate degree and associate degree program in
The Associate in Arts University Transfer Studies Degree was
approved in 2001.
The Associate in Arts University Transfer Studies Degree
Program has continued to be popular with Grossmont students.
The steps taken to develop certificate and associate degree
programs at Grossmont are well defined.
Many students earn associate degrees at Grossmont every year.
Capitalize the names of academic departments.
Use lower case when using the word department when it stands
Through the content
review process, the English Department developed entrance and exit
skills for each English composition course.
pay close attention to the curriculum at the four-year institutions
in the San Diego area.
Capitalize the academic field when it is used
to refer to a specific department. Use lower case when referring to
a field in general.
Will Cummings is the chair of
Many students must study political
economy for their major.
Use lower case when referring to academic
majors except for languages.
Gabriela is a mathematics major.
Isabella will major in English.
Capitalize the names of specific departments,
divisions, and offices. Use lower case when the words department,
division, and office stand alone.
In cooperation with
the Counseling Department and other departments, The Office of
Admissions and Records facilitates access to the institution.
The Division of
Communication and Fine Arts is the smallest on campus.
The librarian liaisons
stay in contact with faculty within each division.
The Office of Research, Planning,
and Academic Services does institutional research.
This office also provides an
invaluable resource on which to base planning.
Capitalize a service field when the word refers
to a department, but use lower case when referring to a field.
Jack Peters is the
dean of the Office of Student Affairs; he has worked in student
affairs for many years.
a.m. and p.m.
Use lower case and periods for a.m. and p.m.
accreditation co-chairs work from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
The specific names of campus buildings and centers are capitalized,
but when the word building or center stands alone, use
The Grossmont College
Science Building is now under construction.
The Child Development
Center added a modular building with $135,000 of state funding. The
center provides an essential service to students, faculty, and
Use lower case when you refer to classes and courses, unless you use
the complete title of the course or the specific name with its
corresponding course numeral.
Gabriela is taking a history course
this semester; it is History 105, Early Western Civilization.
College and District
Capitalize college or district
when it is part of a proper noun, but use lower case when using
college or district when it stands alone.
Grossmont College and
Cuyamaca College make up the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College
District. The district controls the funding for both colleges.
The District Business
Services Division conducts an annual survey that measures the
effectiveness and efficiency of its departments.
The District Executive Council
reviews policy, planning, and financial issues.
The Spring 2000 District Staff
Accreditation Survey was used to write the self study.
Councils, and Clubs
Capitalize the specific names of campus committees, clubs, and
councils, but use lower case for the words committees,
councils, and clubs when they stand alone.
The chancellor works with the District
Budget Planning Committee.
The college Planning and Budget Council
drives the budget planning process.
The president utilizes a variety of
college committees and councils to address college issues.
The International Club is one of the
many active clubs on the Grossmont campus.
Governing Board and the Board of Trustees, but when the word
board or trustee stands alone, use lower case.
The Governing Board
regularly schedules and receives reports and presentations from
faculty and staff during board meeting.
self-study report was completed in July 2001 and approved by the
Board of Trustees.
When trustees attend
conferences, they report on the highlights at the next public
The board looked bored
at the last board meeting.
Hyphenated Words in
Capitalize the first and second part of
a hyphenated proper name.
The Inter-Club Council (ICC) is a
representative body including members of all recognized campus clubs
The Cross-Cultural Studies Department
attracts a diverse student body.
Capitalize names of races, but do not capitalize
white when referring to race.
All races, not
just blacks and whites, are represented at Grossmont: African
Americans, Caucasians, Asians, Latin Americans, Native Americans,
Middle Easterners, and Pacific Islanders.
Capitalize room only when used with a number or name.
dedicated classroom for ESL is Room 550.
The Clubs Room
is found in the Student Center.
Capitalize the name of a person or a
group in a salutation. Finish the salutation with a comma. Do not
Dear District Office
Dear Cuyamaca Staff,
Faculty, and Administrators,
Dear Trustee Alexander and
Acting President Colli,
Capitalize seasons only when referring to a specific semester which
includes the year. Use lower case for seasons and general reference
Technician Program was phased out in Spring 2000.
enroll in adapted computing classes in either fall or spring
students take the summer off for vacation.
Use lower case when referring to social security number. Only
capitalize references to the Social Security Administration.
social security number, which is issued by the Social Security
Administration, is no longer used as a student identification number
Capitalize a personís title only when used before the name. Do not
capitalize trustee, chancellor, president,
dean, or professor when it is not before a name.
Department names are in lower case in a person's title.
Suarez met with the Grossmont College Faculty Senate in the spring.
The chancellor normally does not attend senate meetings.
Berger, coordinator of the ESL department, will retire next year.
Peter White co-chaired the last accreditation with Professor Sue
The vice president
of academic affairs administers five major divisions.
The dean is assisted by the director of
facilities and operations and the manager of campus projects.
Titles of College Document Names
In the titles of college document names,
capitalize the first and last word of the title and all words in
between except articles, coordinating conjunctions, and prepositions
of four letters or fewer. Do not use italics for college documents;
use italics for the titles of college publications.
According to the Spring 2000 Grossmont
College Faculty Accreditation Survey, 92% of the faculty respondents
feel that college publications are current and accurate.
The college catalog also contains the
Code of Conduct and is available at orientations as well as in the
The journalism program teaches students
to develop their skills in writing, gathering news, editing,
publishing, and layout to produce The Summit, the collegeís