Metropolitan State University's web style guide is a university-specific reference tool that provides usage guidelines for many typical writing and editing situations, as well as general writing tips, to be used when creating content for the university. Being precise and consistent when writing creates a uniform presentation, which results in more effective communication and a professional image for the university.

Any content coordinator or individual who is creating official content for the website should use this guide to ensure the university's standards are being met. We are all stewards of Metropolitan State's identity, brand and voice. Consider the website a window that allows visitors to get a glimpse of what we are and what we have to offer.

If confronted with a style issue not addressed in this guide, consult AP style guidelines. If confronted with a spelling issue not addressed in this guide, consult the most recent version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

The Diversity Style Guide is a resource to help journalists and other media professionals cover a complex, multicultural world with accuracy, authority and sensitivity. This guide, a project of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco State University, brings together definitions and information from more than two dozen style guides, journalism organizations and other resources.

The guide contains more than 700 terms related to race/ethnicity, disability, immigration, sexuality and gender identity, drugs and alcohol, and geography. You can browse the stylebook by letter or by category using one of the topic glossaries in the drop-down menu or look up a term in the search provided.

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