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under way — two words. Exception: one word when used as an adjective before a noun in a nautical sense.

United States, U.S., USA — Avoid abbreviations on the first reference. Use periods in the abbreviation within text. Do not use periods with US in headlines.

universitywide — one word

University of Houston, UH — Avoid using the abbreviation on first reference when referring to the university itself, although UH is acceptable as a second reference and in tables and headlines. Never refer to the university as the UH or U of H. Do capitalize the word University when using it to mean the University of Houston. Do not capitalize the word university when using it to mean other universities.

For the system universities and centers, on the first reference spell out (without abbreviations):

University of Houston-Clear Lake
University of Houston-Downtown
University of Houston-Victoria

Note: No space on either side of the hyphen.

University of Houston System
University of Houston System Board of Regents
University of Houston at Katy
University of Houston at Sugar Land
University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland Campus
University of Houston-Victoria at Katy

On subsequent references to the system universities and centers, abbreviate University of Houston to UH:

UH Katy
UH Sugar Land
UH-Downtown or UHD
UH-Clear Lake or UHCL
UH-Clear Lake at Pearland Campus or UHCL Pearland Campus
UH-Victoria or UHV
UH-Victoria at Katy or UHV Katy
UH System, UHS
UH System Board of Regents, UHS Board of Regents or UH System BOR

UH President

The President and Chancellor should be addressed as “President (last name)” at all events, meetings, etc. strictly pertaining to the University of Houston. His/her spouse should be addressed as applicable. If said spouse has a professional title (professor or doctor, for example), then he/she should be introduced as “Professor/Doctor (last name)”. If said spouse does not have a professional title, Mr. or Mrs. will suffice.

Example: President Khator and Professor Khator warmly greeted the latest UH Honor College graduates.

UHS Chancellor

The President and Chancellor should be addressed as “Chancellor (last name)” at all events, meetings, etc. strictly pertaining to the University of Houston System. His/her spouse should be addressed as applicable.  If said spouse has a professional title (professor or doctor, for example), then he/she should be introduced as “Professor/Doctor (last name).”

Example: Chancellor Khator and Professor Khator warmly greeted the graduating class of the University of Houston – Downtown.

upward — not upwards


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