The formal names of the colleges and schools of the University of the Incarnate Word are presented as the full name capitalized with no ampersand in place of and:
After initial formal reference, the acronym may be used for the following schools in the remainder of the text.
Acronyms may be used on first reference for internally distributed materials only.
Other acceptable acronyms include: (use with no periods; define at first use)
CIW - China Incarnate Word
CIW – Mexico - Centro Universitario Incarnate Word
IWHS – Incarnate Word High School
SACHS – St. Anthony Catholic High School
ELS - English Language Services
ROTC - Reserve Officer Training Corps
SMARRT - Science & Mathematics Alliance for Recruiting & Retaining Teachers
LAC - Learning Assistance Center
When referring to departments and offices within the university, either the full name or shortened version are acceptable. When using the full name, use initial caps; with shortened name, use lower case; e.g.:
Mr. McFee of the Art Department will assist with the event.
Ms. Martin of the Office of Public Relations will attend the meeting.
Ms. Martin of public relations will attend the meeting.