Editorial Style Guide

The intent of this Editorial Style Guide is to serve as an effective resource for communicators across the Brown campus to establish consistency in editorial style for websites, print publications, social media and more. Learn more about the Editorial Style Guide or download a PDF of the style guide.

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the Open Curriculum

Use of “Brown Curriculum” is also appropriate. Do not use “New Curriculum.”


Capitalize the official University event for entering students that precedes the start of the academic year every fall, but lowercase other unrelated orientation activities held by departments and offices throughout the year.

  • He attended the Title IX session at Orientation.
  • She attended an orientation session on the Workday financial tool.