TCU 360 style guide

This is the style guide for TCU 360, Image and The Skiff. It provides style rules for TCU- and Fort Worth-specific titles, phrases and more. Items are in alphabetical order. Click a letter below, scroll or use Find to search for your topic (CMD + F on Mac, CTRL + F on Windows).

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

A

Abe Martin Academic Enhancement Center

The enhancement center on second reference. Usually pairs with the Dutch Meyer Athletic Complex.

See also: Dutch Meyer Athletic Complex

academic colleges

Capitalize school and college when they are parts of proper names

accents

AP Style: Use accent marks or other diacritical marks with names of people who request them or are widely known to use them, or if quoting directly in a language that uses them (ex: The officer asked, “Cómo estás?”). Otherwise do not use these marks in English-language stories.

AddRan College of Liberal Arts

The liberal arts college on second reference. Formerly the AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

admission office

See also: “> Substance Use & Recovery Services

alum, alumna, alumnus

AP Style: Use alumnus (plural alumni) for a man who graduated from a university. Use alumna (plural alumnae) for a woman. Use alumni when referring to a group of men and women. TCU 360 Style: Use alum as a gender-neutral term for a person who graduated from a university for people who identify as nonbinary. Ask sources how they want to be described.

athlete

See also: B

Bailey Building

Bass Building

Acceptable on all references for the Annie Richardson Bass Building

Bass Performance Hall

Bass Hall on second reference

Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center

See also: Friedman Tennis Center

Beasley Hall

Acceptable on all references for the Theodore Prentis Beasley Hall

Beasley House

Graduate housing for Brite Divinity School

Beckham-Shelburne Hall

Demolished

Big 12 Conference

The Big 12 or the conference on second reference. Current members are Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State (K-State acceptable on second reference), Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, University of Texas at Austin and West Virginia. TCU joined July 1, 2012.

See also: colleges and universities

Black Alumni Alliance

BAA on second reference

Board of Trustees

The board on second reference. TCU’s governing body. One scheduled meeting per semester. List of members here: https://www.tcu.edu/about/leadership/board-of-trustees.php

Bob Schieffer College of Communication

The College of Communication on second reference. Contains the departments of Communication Studies and Film-TV-Digital Media and the schools of Journalism and Strategic Communication.

Brachman Hall

Demolished 2015

Brite Divinity School

The divinity school on second reference

Brown-Lupton Health Center

The health center on second reference

Brown-Lupton University Union

The BLUU acceptable on second reference

Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium

The BLUU Auditorium acceptable on second reference

C

Campus Cash

An option included in TCU dining plans that allows students to use their TCU IDs to pay for meals at on-campus restaurants

Campus Commons

The Commons on second reference

Carr Chapel

Acceptable on second reference for the Robert Carr Chapel

Carter Hall

Acceptable on all references for Amon G. Carter Hall

Center for Career and Professional Development

The TCU career center acceptable on all references

Center for Instructional Services

The CIS on second reference

Center for International Studies

Oversees the university’s study abroad programs

chairs and professorships

Named academic positions created by an endowed amount. See https://tcu.smartcatalogiq.com/current/Undergraduate-Catalog/Material-Resources/Chairs-and-Professorships for specific positions.

chancellor

See also: Victor J. Boschini Jr.

Chancellor’s Assembly

The assembly on second reference. Part of Frogs First.

Chancellor’s Leadership Program

The CLP on second reference

chancellors, presidents

Leaders of TCU were called presidents until 1959, when the Board of Trustees changed M. E. Sadler’s title from president to chancellor. The duties of president and chancellor were separate until Sadler’s retirement in 1965. The title of chancellor has applied to all leaders of TCU since Sadler. A complete list of TCU’s chief administrators can be found at www.chancellor.tcu.edu/history.asp.

charges

Do not use predictions such as “charges will be filed” or write “charges are pending” unless attributed to someone. Best: No charges have been filed. Wait until the district attorney has accepted charges against a suspect before reporting that the suspect has been charged.

Christmas Tree Lighting

The tree lighting on second reference

cities

For cities in Texas, you don’t have to put Texas, unless the city may be confused with somewhere else (like Paris, Texas). 

  • Common cities in Tarrant County are Arlington, Azle (which is partly in Parker County), Bedford, Benbrook, Burleson (which is partly in Johnson County), Colleyville, Euless, Forest Hill, Fort Worth, Grapevine (which is partly in Dallas and Denton Counties), Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, Lake Worth, Mansfield (which is partly in Ellis and Johnson Counties), North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Saginaw, Southlake (which is partly in Denton County) and White Settlement.
  • Common cities in Texas are Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Dallas, Galveston, Grand Prairie, Houston, Irving, Lubbock, Mesquite, Midland, Odessa, Plano, Roanoke, San Angelo, San Antonio, Waco and Wichita Falls.

Clark Brothers Statue

The statue on second reference. Not the Founders Statue

Clark Hall

Colby Hall

College of Education

College of Fine Arts

Contains the School of Art, School of Music and School for Classical & Contemporary Dance, and the Departments of Design, Fashion Merchandising and Theatre.

College of Science & Engineering

Includes the Departments of Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Nutritional Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Psychology and Ranch Management

colleges and universities

All colleges and universities should be identified by full name on first reference unless otherwise noted by AP or TCU Style. On second reference, college or university can be left out of the title. Abbreviations are not acceptable on second reference unless otherwise noted. Follow second reference guidelines for headlines and info boxes unless otherwise noted. Texas colleges and universities of importance include:

  • Abilene Christian University — ACU on second reference
  • Angelo State University — ASU on second reference. Part of the Texas Tech University system.
  • Baylor University — Baylor on first reference
  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • Midwestern State University
  • Prairie View A&M University — Part of the Texas A&M University system
  • Rice University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University — SFA on second reference
  • Southern Methodist University — SMU on all references
  • Tarleton State University — Part of the Texas A&M University system
  • Tarrant County College — TCC on second reference. Identify which campus.
  • Texas A&M University — Texas A&M on first reference. A&M on second reference. Note: Use of Texas A&M without a town means College Station. If referencing another campus (Galveston, Commerce, Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Texarkana), mention that in the story.
  • Texas State University — TSU on second reference
  • Texas Tech University — Texas Tech or Tech on second reference
  • Texas Wesleyan University — Do not use TWU in any reference
  • Texas Woman’s University — Do not use TWU in any reference
  • Trinity University
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Houston
  • University of North Texas — UNT on second reference
  • University of Texas at Arlington — UTA on second reference
  • University of Texas at Austin — Texas on second reference
  • University of Texas at Brownsville — UT-Brownsville on second reference
  • University of Texas at Dallas — UTD on second reference
  • University of Texas at El Paso — UTEP on second reference
  • University of Texas-Pan American — UTPA on second reference
  • University of Texas at San Antonio — UTSA on second reference
  • University of Texas at Tyler — UT-Tyler on second reference

Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies

CRES acceptable on second reference

commencement

Capitalize only with proper names (TCU 2020 Spring Commencement). Use commencement on second reference.

Community Scholars Program

The program on second reference. Do not capitalize community scholar when describing individuals (community scholar Patrick Smith).

convocations

Fall Convocation or Honors Convocation (occurs in the spring). Use convocation on second reference.

corrections

Corrections should appear on the front page. Do not write that we regret the error or restate the error.

Give the date and page of story, say that it was incorrectly reported and give the correct information. Ex: A Page 2 story Friday about [article topic] should have reported that [insert correction here].

If there are many corrections, split them into separate sentences. Ex: The story also should have reported that [insert further correction here].

Make sure the correction is approved by the editor-in-chief as soon as it is written by the responsible party.

When possible, confine all corrections to the same box on the front page and separate corrections about different stories into paragraphs within that box. If more space is required, create another correction box.

Counseling and Mental Health Center

The counseling center on second reference

Cultural District

Includes Amon Carter Museum, Museum of Science and History, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Casa Mañana, Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and Will Rogers Memorial Center. More information at http://www.fwculture.com/.

D

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

DFW Airport or the airport on second reference. If it could be confused with another airport, use DFW Airport on second reference.

Dallas-Fort Worth area

Not Fort Worth-Dallas. DFW is acceptable on second reference, but make sure it’s clear you mean the whole region and not the airport. Metroplex should be used sparingly.

Dallas Love Field airport

The airport on second reference. If it could be confused with another airport, use Love Field on second reference.

Dan D. Rogers Hall

Demolished 2020

dance concert

Not dance recital

Daniel-Meyer Athletic Complex

The athletic complex on second reference. Includes the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Basketball Complex and the Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility for football.

datelines

Datelines indicate a reporter was actually at the datelined city to cover the story. If the story was written entirely on TCU’s campus, no dateline should be used. Follow AP style to determine whether to include the name of a state or nation.

Dean of Students

Formerly Campus Life

Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center

The Kelly Center acceptable on second reference

Department of English

Not English Department

Dining Services

See also: Abe Martin Academic Enhancement Center

E

Ed Landreth Hall

Acceptable on all references for the Ed Landreth Hall and Auditorium

“eleven40seven”

Note the uncapitalized “e” and surrounding quotes

Erma Lowe Hall

Lowe Hall acceptable on all references

F

Facilities

Formerly Physical Plant; TCU Facilities develops and manages TCU’s buildings, infrastructure, grounds and other facilities

Fact Book

Put the year before the name (2015 Fact Book). The Fact Book on second reference.

Faculty Senate

Fall Break

fall/spring

Lowercase unless with proper noun (spring 2001, spring semester, Fall Commencement)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FERPA on second reference. Federal law governing student education records. Also known as the Buckley Amendment.

Family Weekend

FERPA

See also: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

film-TV-digital media

FTDM on second reference

first-year

Not freshman

Flex 7 meal plan

The meal plan or the Flex 7 plan on second reference

Flex 12 meal plan

The meal plan or the Flex 12 plan on second reference

Fort Worth Zoo

The zoo on second reference

Foster Hall

Frances Sadler Hall

Demolished 2017

Fraternity & Sorority Life

FSL on second reference

Friedman Tennis Center

Acceptable on first reference for the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. The tennis center on second reference.

Frog Alley Parking Garage

Frog Alley on second reference

Frog Bucks

An option included in TCU dining plans that allows students to use their TCU IDs to pay for meals at off-campus restaurants.

Frog Calls Directory

Frog Calls on second reference

Frog Camp

Camps include Alpine, Casa Nueva, Challenge and Costa Rica. See more at http://sds.tcu.edu/students/incoming/frogcamp/about-frog-camp/.

Frog Corps

Men’s choir

Frog Fountain

Froggie Five-0

Acceptable on all references for the TCU police escort service. Note that the name ends with a 0 (zero), not an O.

Froghenge

Acceptable on all references

Frog Horn

FrogJobs

Frogs

Acceptable on all references

See also: G

Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium

The stadium on second reference

GPA

Acceptable on all references for grade point average

Greek

Capitalize on all references as proper noun

Greek Village

The village on second reference

Greek societies

Use the society’s full name on first reference. Commonly known nicknames are acceptable on second reference. Be sure to indicate if it is a fraternity or sorority. Note if it is a service fraternity. 

Fraternities:

  • Alpha Phi Alpha (Alphas)
  • Beta Theta Pi (Beta)
  • Beta Upsilon Chi (Brothers Under Christ or BYX) — BYX on second reference
  • Delta Tau Delta (Delt)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (Kappas)
  • Kappa Kappa Psi (band service fraternity)
  • Kappa Sigma (Kappa Sig)
  • Lambda Chi Alpha (Lambda Chi)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Omega Delta Phi (multicultural fraternity)
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt)
  • Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
  • Phi Kappa Sigma (Phi Kap)
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (music fraternity)
  • Pi Kappa Phi (Pi Kap)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE)
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp)

Sororities:

  • Alpha Chi Omega (A Chi O)
  • Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA)
  • Chi Omega (Chi O)
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma (CUS)
  • Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta)
  • Delta Gamma (DG)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (Delta)
  • Eta Iota Sigma (He Is Sufficient or HIS) — HIS on second reference
  • Gamma Phi Beta (Gamma Phi)
  • Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta)
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma (Kappa)
  • Kappa Lambda Delta
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi (Pi Phi)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa (SK)
  • Sigma Lambda Alpha
  • Tau Beta Sigma (band service sorority)
  • Zeta Tau Alpha (Zeta)

H

Hall Crew Association

Hall Crew on second reference

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Harris College on second reference. Note the ampersand.

Harrison Administrative Building

The Harrison on second reference. Not to be confused with the W.A. Oliver and Nell A. Harrison Building

Hays Hall

Acceptable on all references for Marlene Moss Hays Hall

head coach

Do not capitalize. Ex: soccer head coach (not head soccer coach)

Hill House

Graduate housing for Brite Divinity School

Homecoming

Horned Frog

Not Horn Frog. Capitalize in reference to the mascot. Horned Frogs, Frog or Frogs also acceptable.

hospitals

  • Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center
  • Cook Children’s Medical Center
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB (Bedford)
  • Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South
  • John Peter Smith Hospital
  • Medical City Fort Worth

Remove Texas Health and Fort Worth on second reference.

Housing & Residence Life

HRL on second reference. Note the ampersand.

Human Resources

I

iClicker

Image Magazine

Independent Greek Council

Information Technology

Institute of Behavioral Research

The IBR on second reference

Intensive English Program

The IEP on second reference

Intercultural Center

Located on the first floor of the BLUU. Contains the Community Scholars Program, Gender Resource Office, International Services, SGA and Student Identity & Engagement. 

Interfraternity Council

The IFC on second reference

Interior Design & Merchandising building

The interior design building on second reference. Note the ampersand

J

Jane Justin Field House

The field house on second reference. Within the Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.

Jarvis Hall

Jerita Foley Buschman Theatre

Within Ed Landreth Auditorium

See also: Ed Landreth Hall

John V. Roach Honors College

The Honors College on second reference

John Justin Athletic Center

The athletic center on second reference

K

Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development

The institute on second reference

KinderFrogs School

KinderFrogs on second reference. Shares a facility with Starpoint School.

King Family Commons

KFC acceptable on second reference. Houses the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life on the second floor. Home to The Press, O’Brien’s, Caliente, Magnolias Zero 7 and The Big Purple Truck.

King Hall

Acceptable on all references for Teresa and Luther King Hall

Koehler Center

Acceptable on second reference for the TCU Koehler Center for Instruction, Innovation & Engagement

KTCU FM 88.7

KTCU on first reference. KTCU FM 88.7 in info boxes. The station’s full name is KTCU-FM 88.7 “The Choice.”

L

Leadership & Student Involvement

Formerly part of SDS; focuses on First-Year Experiences, including Frog Camp, Frogs First and First-Year Leadership Development, in addition to the Leadership Center, Student Organizations, Student Activities, Student Government, University Unions, Service Learning & Academic Initiatives and Experiential Learning & Engagement

Leibrock Village

Housing complex for Brite Divinity School and TCU graduate students

Limited 50 Meal Plan

The meal plan on second reference

Lowdon Track and Field Complex

Acceptable on first reference for the Robert and Maria Lowdon Track and Field Complex. The track complex on second reference.

Lower-Division Honors

Lupton Baseball Stadium

Acceptable on first reference for the Charlie and Marie Lupton Baseball Stadium. The stadium on second reference. The field is the Williams-Reilly Field.

M

Mabee House

Graduate housing for Brite Divinity School

majors

Identify all students by their majors except athletes and SGA members in stories where those titles are relevant. Do not capitalize majors unless they are proper names (Spanish and Hispanic studies major, accounting major).

For double majors, list both areas of study and clarify the student is a double major (ex: Laura McFarland, a news-editorial journalism and English double major).

For a full list of TCU majors, minors and certificates, visit https://www.tcu.edu/academics/programs/index.php/

Marion Hall

Marlene and Spencer Hays Theatre

Hays Theatre acceptable on all references. Within the Walsh Performing Arts Center.

See also: Walsh Center for Performing Arts

Martin-Moore Hall

Demolished

Mary Couts Burnett Library

The library on second reference

Mary Wright Admission Center

The admission center on second reference

mascots

Sports stories can refer to teams by their mascots as long as the school name is used on first reference (Ex: The Baylor Bears played the Frogs yesterday. The Bears lost)

Meacham International Airport

Located in Fort Worth

midterm exam

Midterm is acceptable on second reference

Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic

Acceptable on first reference for the W.C. Jack and Maude Y. Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic. Miller Clinic on second reference. Run by the Harris College of Nursing.

Milton Daniel Hall

Honors housing

Moncrief Hall

Monnig Meteor Gallery

The gallery on second reference

Moody Hall

Demolished

Moore Building

Acceptable on all references for the Jo Ann and Wayne Moore Building. Part of the Brite Divinity School

Moore House

Graduate housing for Brite Divinity School and TCU graduate students

Moudy North

Acceptable on all references for the J.M. Moudy Visual Arts and Communication Building. Houses the School of Art.

Moudy South

Acceptable on all references for the J.M. Moudy Visual Arts and Communication Building. Houses the Bob Schieffer College of Communication.

Multicultural Greek Council

The MGC on second reference

N

National Pan-Hellenic Council

The NPHC on second reference

Neeley School of Business

Neeley on second reference

O

Office of Church Relations

Supports the partnership between the university and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Organizations & Activities Fair

Orientation

Capitalize references to first-year Orientation

P

Palko Hall

Acceptable on all references for the Betsy and Steve Palko Hall

Panhellenic Council

The council on second reference. The central organizational unit for Greek sororities.

Paschal High School

Paschal or the high school on second reference. Located at 3001 Forest Park Blvd. The phone number is (817) 814-5000.

P.E. Clark Hall

Acceptable on all references for the Pamela and Edward Clark Hall

People with disabilities

Do not reference the physical, intellectual, learning or mental health disabilities or impairments of a person serving as a subject or source unless it is relevant to the story and you have the permission of the individual. Always ask how people want to be described (ex: person with autism or autistic person). For more, see https://ncdj.org/style-guide/

PepsiCo Recital Hall

The recital hall on second reference. Within the Walsh Performing Arts Center.

See also: Walsh Center for Performing Arts

plus/minus grading system

Grades are written using hyphens (B-plus, C-minus). Plurals (D-pluses, C-minuses).

Pre-Health Professions Institute

Pre-major

There is no pre-med or pre-law major. Ex: Sawyer Williams is a biology major in the pre-health program.

press conference

AP Style: Use news conference

profanity

Requires executive editor approval for any use. In most cases, avoid or rephrase it in direct quotes (see AP style).

professor

First level is assistant professor, second level is associate professor and third level is professor. If the person isn’t a professor, the person may be a lecturer or instructor.

programs and themes

Standing programs are capitalized. The theme for a specific program goes in quotes (The Good Editing program sponsored a “Get to Know Your Stylebook” weekend).

R

redshirt

No space

Reed Hall

Acceptable on all references for Dave C. Reed Hall

Registrar’s Office

Religious & Spiritual Life

RSL on second reference

Related content/”Read More”

All stories should link to other relevant stories on 360 when possible.

Ex: Read more: Headline with link to that story

Resident Assistant

RA on second reference

Rickel Academic Wing

Located on west side of the rec center

See also: University Recreation Center

“Riff Ram” chant

“Riff Ram” on second reference

Rollin’ n Bowlin’

Note apostrophe placement

ROTC

Only use alone as an adjective (the ROTC cadet, the ROTC program).

See also: TCU Army ROTC program, S

Sadler Hall

Acceptable on all references for M.E. Sadler Hall

sand volleyball courts

The courts on second reference

Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility

The practice facility on second reference. The field is Cox Field.

Samuelson Hall

Acceptable on all references for Kellye Wright Samuelson Hall

Scharbauer Hall

Acceptable on all references for Clarence and Kerry Scharbauer Hall

Schollmaier Arena

Acceptable on first reference for the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena. The arena on second reference.

Schollmaier Basketball Complex

Acceptable on first reference for the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Basketball Complex. The basketball complex on second reference.

school colors

Purple and white

School for Classical & Contemporary Dance

The dance school acceptable on second reference

School of Art

The art school acceptable on second reference

School of Music

The music school acceptable on second reference

Secrest-Wible Building

Senseless Acts of Comedy

SAC on second reference

Sherley Hall

Sid Richardson Building

Acceptable on first reference for the Sid W. Richardson Building. Sid Richardson on second reference.

Smith Hall

Acceptable on all references for Steve and Sarah Smith Entrepreneurs Hall

soccer

Teams play matches, not games. TCU has a women’s varsity team only.

spelling

First authority is the TCU 360 style guide for TCU-related references, second is the AP Stylebook, third is the Webster’s New World Dictionary and fourth is the Webster’s Third New International Dictionary. Always run spell check.

Spencer and Marlene Hays Business Commons

The Hays Business Commons on first reference. The Business Commons acceptable on second reference.

Sports abbreviations

AP Style: It is not necessary to spell out the most common abbreviations on first reference: NFL, AFC, NFC, NBA, NHL, NCAA, PGA, LPGA, USGA, NASCAR, MLB, AL, NL, FIFA.

Spring Break

Starpoint School

Shares facility with KinderFrogs School. Starpoint on second reference.

Steinway & Sons

The School of Music uses all Steinway & Sons pianos

Student Development Services

See also: Leadership & Student Involvement, Student Success

Center for International Studies

T

Tandy Hall

Acceptable on all references for Charles D. Tandy Hall

task force

Capitalize task force when part of the proper name of a task force (Fine Arts Task Force). Lowercase generalizations (the task force).

TCU

Use acronym in all references, except in quoted material. Always refer to the institution as a university, not a school.

TCU 360

ROTC

TCU Alert

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine

The medical school on second reference

TCU Army ROTC program

the ROTC program on second reference

See also: ROTC

TCU Bookstore

The bookstore on second reference

TCU Core Curriculum

The core on second reference

“>TCU Office of Admission

No ‘s’. The admission office on second reference

TCU Office of Extended Education

TCU Office of Finance & Administration

TCU financial office acceptable on second reference

TCU Office of Financial Aid

The financial aid office on second reference

TCU Online

Do not use D2L

TCU Police

Use instead of campus police. Capitalize ‘police’ with TCU (The TCU Police…) but drop capital on second reference (The police…)

TCU Police Department

The police department on second reference

TCU Press

TCU Rangers

The Rangers on second reference

TCU Retirees Association

TCURA on second reference

TCU Rifle Range

The rifle range on second reference

TCU Showgirls

The Showgirls on second reference

TCU Student Access & Accommodation Services

TCU Theatre

Not theater

The Associated Press

AP on second reference

theCrew

Student-led event planning organization directed by TCU Student Activities. Only capitalize “the” when it starts a sentence; no space

theEnd

Student-led event planning organization bringing weekend entertainment to TCU. Only capitalize “the” when it starts a sentence; no space

The 109

Covers news in Fort Worth, zip code 76109. Note the capitalized “t” and the space

Time elements

Don’t use “today” or “tomorrow” except in quotes. Use Monday, Tuesday, etc. for days of the week within seven days before or after the publication date.

Tom Brown/Pete Wright apartments

The TBPW apartments on second reference. Tom Brown includes Herndon Hall and Mabee Hall. Pete Wright includes Walker Hall, Fish Hall, Britain Hall and Mullins Hall.

Tomlinson Hall

Demolished

Tucker Technology Center

Acceptable on first reference for the William E. and Jean Jones Tucker Technology Center. Tucker on second reference.

U

Ultimate Flex 19 meal plan

The meal plan on second reference

university

TCU on first reference. Lowercase university in all references unless part of a proper name.

University Recreation Center

The rec center on second reference

Updating stories

For adding something that does not change the nature of a story, like a comment or embedded tweet:  

Click the Publish date and time and change to when you’re making the update. At the top of the story, add: This story was updated at 4 p.m. July 14 to include a copy of the Chancellor’s document. 

Except in the case of fast-breaking news (a fire in a campus building, tornados bearing down on TCU), stories should NOT be updated with new blocks of text sitting on top the original story; it’s better to rewrite your lede and a few other grafs to make one cohesive story. In this case, be sure to change the headline to reflect the new information or angle.

Sometimes it’s better to rewrite the original story post; sometimes it’s better to have a new post. When in doubt, talk with your editors or Jean Marie. 

upperclassman

upper-division honors

V

Van Cliburn Concert Hall

The concert hall on second reference

Veterans Plaza

No apostrophe

Victor J. Boschini Jr.

Chancellor Victor Boschini on first reference. Use Boschini for all other references.

W

Waits Hall

Acceptable on all references for the E.M. Waits Hall

Walsh Performing Arts Center

Acceptable on first reference for the Mary D. and F. Howard Walsh Center for Performing Arts. Walsh Center on second reference. Includes the PepsiCo Recital Hall and Hays Theatre.

[email protected]

The website is what2do.tcu.edu

Wiggins Hall

Demolished

Winter Break

Winthrop Rockefeller Building

Acceptable on first reference for the Winthrop Rockefeller Building for Ranch Management. The Rockefeller Building on second reference.

Winton-Scott Hall

Acceptable on all references for the Winton-Scott Hall of Science

Worth Hills

Wright Hall

Acceptable on all references for the Mary and Robert J. Wright Residence Hall

Writing Center

Acceptable on all references for the William L. Adams Center for Writing

Y

y’all

Not ya’ll. Do not use unless in a column or a quote.

Z

ZIP code

The university’s ZIP code is 76129