- Academic Departments
- Academic Success Center
- Academic Learning Center, Columbiana Campus
- Academic Advising - Undergraduate
- Academic STARS
- Academic Testing Services
- Academic Transfer
- Accreditation, Assessment and Learning (formerly Academic Quality Improvement Project or AQIP)
- Accounting, Department of
- Accounts Payable
- Accessibility Services
- Administrative Offices
- Adult Students
- Advanced Placement Program
- Aerospace Studies/Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp
- Affirmative Action Office
- Air Force ROTC
- Alma Mater
- Alumni Relations
- Animal Research
- Annual Kent State Symposium on Democracy
- Apps, Kent State
- Anthropology, Department of
- Architecture and Environmental Design, College of
- Architect's Office
- Army ROTC
- Art, School of
- Art Education
- Arts and Sciences, College of
- Arts, College of the
- Ashtabula Campus
Geneva campus — acceptable to use when referring to Kent State’s facility in Geneva, Switzerland. Note the lowercase for campus.
Global Education, Office of — formerly Office of International Affairs.
Golden Flashes — the official name of the Kent State athletic teams, both men’s and women’s teams. For subsequent references, Flashes is acceptable. Lady Flashes is unacceptable. In nonsporting content, a student is a Golden Flash; as a group, we are the Golden Flashes community.
Golden Flashes Club — formerly Blue and Gold Club.
grade point average (GPA) — three separate words; no hyphens. GPA should be set in all caps without periods. Express all grade point averages as the schools and colleges submit them (e.g., 2.0, 2.00).
Green Center — use this form on first reference; center for subsequent references. Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance is the formal name.
GPS — Graduation Planning System.
health care — use this form when referring to programs or courses in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.
healthcare — use this form in medical contexts.
Helpdesk — use this form.
Honors College — always capitalize honors when referring to the Kent State University college; however, use lowercase when referring to honors courses or honors students.
Honors Week — always capitalize when referring to the Kent State University event; no apostrophe
Hub — see under names of, rooms
ID — see Kent State ID number (Banner ID)
IdeaBase™ — use this form.
in-residence — hyphenate such constructions as poet-in-residence, ensemble-in-residence, etc. when used as a noun or adjective.
institutes— see under names of, centers and institutes.
instructional areas — see under names of.
Intercollegiate Athletics — the official nickname of all teams that represent Kent State intercollegiate athletes in varsity competition is the “Golden Flashes.” The official mascot of Kent State’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is the golden eagle. The logos, nicknames and caricature of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics are for the use of Kent State athletics only. Special permission to use the athletics logos, nicknames and caricature by internal university entities may be granted by contacting Intercollegiate Athletics at 330-672-5974. Requests by external entities for trademark licensing of Kent State athletic imagery should be directed to the licensing coordinator, Office of General Counsel, at 330-672-2982.
Kent — see under names of, university.
Kent/Blossom — use for the programs in art, music and theatre.
Kent Campus — see under names of, campuses.
Kent Core — formerly Liberal Education Requirements (LER).
KentLink — use this form.
Kent State — see under names of, university.
Kent State email — use this form.
Kent State ID number — use this form.
Kent State University Alumni Association — use Kent State University Alumni Association on first reference; alumni association or the association for subsequent references.
Kent State University Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award — use this wording for first reference; Distinguished Teaching Award thereafter.
Kent State University Bookstore — use this form.
Kent State University Esplanade — see Lefton Esplanade.
Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center — use Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center on first reference; hotel on subsequent references.
Kent State University Museum — use Kent State University Museum on first reference; the museum for subsequent references; not fashion museum.
Kent State University Regional Academic Center — use Kent State University Regional Academic Center on first reference; Regional Academic Center on subsequent references.
Kent State University Sculpture Walk — use Kent State University Sculpture Walk on first reference; University Sculpture Walk for subsequent references.
Kent Student Center — use this form; do not use Kent State Student Center
Kiva — not KIVA.
KSU — see under names of, university.
KSUview — use this form.
Kupita/Transiciones — no diacritical marks.
LaunchPad — see LaunchPad Kent State.
LaunchPad Kent State — use this form.
Lefton Esplanade — use this form; esplanade on subsequent references; use Lester A. Lefton Esplanade only if the context requires a historical explanation of the name.
LER — see Kent Core.
Library — see University Library.
licenses — see under names of.
Lil’ Sibs — use this form.
lists — in short lists or bulleted items, no numbering is required; however, when a list is required, use one of these below consistently. Do not use 1), 2), 3) or A), B), C), etc.
1. A. a.
2. B. b.
3. C. c.
Liquid Crystal and Materials Sciences Building — use this form.
Liquid Crystal Institute® — Use with the superscript mark (®) on first reference; institute for subsequent references, not LCI. The Liquid Crystal Institute® was founded in 1965 by Glenn H. Brown, a chemistry professor at Kent State University. The birthplace of liquid crystal displays, the institute is the world’s first research center focused on the basic and applied science of liquid crystals.
Living-Learning Communities — use this form.