2.0 Official Names and Places
2.1 Building Names
Always consult the following website for the correct official spellings and capitalization of Stevens building names:
tour.stevens.edu (primary reference)
Use the full official names of the following buildings, labs, theaters and classrooms on first reference in writing, and shorter forms in subsequent references:
Second/subsequent references can use
the ABS Engineering Center
the ABS center
Kenneth J. Altorfer Academic Complex
the Altorfer Complex
the Lawrence T. Babbio, Jr. Center for Business and Technology Management
the Babbio Center
the Burchard Building
Castle Point Hall
the Davidson Labratory
the Davidson Lab
the Grace E. and Kenneth W. DeBaun Auditorium
DeBaun Field / DeBaun Athletic Complex [both are acceptable]
the Gateway Academic Center
the Griffith Building
the Hanlon Financial Systems Center (HFSC)
Financial Systems Center or HFSC
The Hanlon Financial Systems Lab
the Hanlon Lab
the Hanlon Lab for Analytics and Data Visualization
the Wesley J. Howe Center
the Howe Center
Lore-El Center for Women's Leadership
Lore-El Center, Lore-El
the Morton-Peirce-Kidde Complex
the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. Athletic and Recreation Center
the Schaefer Center
Edwin A. Stevens Hall
The William Hall Walker Gymnasium
Walker Gym / Walker
the Ruesterholz Admissions Center
the Ruesterholz Center
S.C. Williams Library or Samuel C. Williams Library
Williams Library / the library
the University Center Complex
*In event listings, social media content, alumni communications and internal communications only, short forms are allowed throughout.
When describing events held in rooms of a building, use the following listing convention: Building first, room number or name second.
2.2 Campus Events
The formal names of special events are capitalized:
Stevens Awards Gala
2.3 Departments, Schools and Academic Programs
Majors and minors are always lowercase in running text.
He is a chemical biology major.
She studied quantitative finance.
Those graduate students are pursuing their degrees in systems engineering.
Capitalize specific departments when used as a proper name. If you refer generally to a department, it should be lowercase.
Department of Computer Science, the computer science department
Division of Human Resources, the human resources division
Note that academic departments in the School of Engineering and Science are headed by department "chairs" and no longer "directors" (the former designation for this role at Stevens).
If a professorship is an endowed chair, it must always be spelled out fully and capitalized, including the "The" before the chair name:
The Alexander Crombie Humphreys Chair in Economics of Engineering
Both "and" and "&" are acceptable forms of "and" in Stevens school names in some communications. When writing news stories and formal communications, however, always spell out "and." In graphic pieces, either is acceptable.
Acceptable on second reference
the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science
the Schaefer School / SES (no periods)
the School of Business
the School of Business / the business school / SSB
the School of Systems and Enterprises
SSE (no periods)
the College of Arts and Letters
CAL (no periods)
When writing for external audiences, the first reference to the university should use its full, proper name. Subsequent occurrences can simply refer to "Stevens."
Stevens Institute of Technology (first reference)
Stevens (subsequent references)
Mix "the university" in during subsequent references.
Never refer to the university as:
"the Stevens Institute of Technology" (exception for official documents issued from the Board of Trustees)
"Stevens Tech" (exception for the Stevens Alma Mater or other legacy titles and the hashtag #stevenstech)
The word "university" is NOT capitalized, even when referring to Stevens. Only use when part of a university's official name.