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University Writing Style Guide

We should all be consistent in our writing. In the University Writing Style Guide, you’ll find a helpful university-specific master list of words and phrases that are most often misspelled or misused on campus – including the difference between alumna/alumnus/alumni, a list of proper Boise State building names and common capitalization mistakes like “University.”

Inclusive Excellence Communication Guide

Boise State is full of human diversity. Each student, staff, or faculty member has unique experiences with an individual contribution to our campus culture – and all deserve respect. We created this Inclusive Excellence Communication Guide to help campus communicators by providing some basic ways to start incorporating inclusion into their everyday writing, communicating, and professional lives at Boise State. This information has been incorporated into the University Writing Style Guide.

Prospective Students Communications

For departments and programs interested in communicating with prospective students or receiving contact information for select students admitted for the upcoming semester, please contact the Admissions Communications team.

Campus Community Communications

If you’re interested in getting the word out to faculty/staff or the university in general, contact Communications and Marketing.

Social Media Guidelines

A helpful guide for learning about social media best practices for students and employees managing official university social media profiles.

Brand Standards

Everything you need to know to make sure the content you’re producing fits the Boise State brand. As the website says, “A unified campus with a consistent brand and mission strengthens the university.”

Marketing Templates

Recruit students, excite alumni, donors and fans, invite our community, and partner with industry using the new suite of marketing templates. Your college, department, office, institute or center will save time and stay on brand!

Town Halls: Benefits and Suggestions for Implementation

Host a successful town hall by following these benefits and suggestions for implementation. Topics include formats to consider, factors to account for when planning, and navigating technical and conversational challenges.