Editorial Style Guide

The Mount Holyoke College editorial style guide serves to ensure consistency and accuracy in the print and digital communications of the College. Communicators across campus are requested to follow the style guide and use it as a resource.

The style guide is currently available in a searchable PDF format and includes a section on College terms and locations. As language is organic, the style guide continues to evolve and updated versions are posted on this site regularly. 

The Associated Press Stylebook Online serves as Mount Holyoke’s primary reference for style. AP should be checked for questions of language, style, usage and spelling when the College style guide does not suffice.

The latest online edition of Webster’s New World College Dictionary is the College’s dictionary of choice. When alternate spellings of a word are included in the dictionary, use the first.

The online campus map is also a quick source for verifying College terms and locations.

Please direct any questions, suggestions or corrections to the Office of Communications and Marketing at 413-538-2899 or online.