UB Style Guide

Writers and editors should adhere to our house style for all written communications. Our house style, a customized version of AP style, can be found here. Please note: This website can only be accessed while on campus. We are currently working toward an off-site solution.  

Most entries in the Custom Stylebook are unique to UB, but some entries are departures from AP style. In the latter case, the Custom Stylebook takes precedence. 

For issues not addressed in either stylebook, consult Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition. If you don’t have access to the print edition, you may use Webster’s online version

In the rare instances when adhering to our house style is impossible (due, for example, to technical restraints), writers and editors should consistently apply any style adaptations across all content.

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