Editorial Style: Emory Specifics

This statement appears in all catalogs and major recruitment pieces of the university. To meet the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) standards, it must be used verbatim: Emory University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404.679.4500, or visit the web at www.sacscoc.org/ for questions about the accreditation of Emory.

See more details about accreditation at Emory University’s main website.

There are three acceptable ways to express "Class of" references:

  • John Smith, Emory College Class of 1987, considered a career in business.
  • John Smith 87C has become a stockbroker.
  • John Smith is a member of the Emory College Class of 1987.

At Emory, class years are listed with an abbreviation of the school attended. For alumni, they are considered part of their name and should be listed on first reference with no accompanying punctuation to separate them from the name. If alumni have graduated more than 100 years in the past, use all four numbers to denote class year.

  • Jane Smith 91Ox
  • Stacey Taylor 84N
  • Robert W. Woodruff 1912C
  • Mordecai Brown 1894C

If a graduate has earned a degree from more than one school at Emory, the degrees are listed in the order they were obtained with no accompanying punctuation.

  • Jane Smith 91Ox 93C

Below is a full list of school abbreviations. These are for use in all Emory publications and websites. Graduates of Goizueta Business School (both before and after the naming) have special designations for use in business school publications. Non-business school publications should use the simpler designations.

AH Allied Health
B Goizueta Business School (undergraduate)
C Emory College of Arts and Sciences
D School of Dentistry
G James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies
H Honorary
L School of Law
M School of Medicine
MBA Goizueta Business School (graduate)
MR Medical resident
N Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Ox Oxford College
PH Rollins School of Public Health
PhD All doctor of philosophy degrees
T Candler School of Theology

On first reference alumni class years should be referenced in all Emory publications and on all Emory websites. It is not necessary to list them on second reference or in headlines.

Honorary degree recipients are considered Emory alumni and on first reference should be indicated as such:

  • His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama 98H

This list includes proper names for first reference and appropriate second references where applicable. For a comprehensive list of buildings and places on Emory’s Atlanta and Oxford campuses, please click here.

  • Atlanta campus (or main campus, depending on audience)
  • Briarcliff property
  • Clairmont campus
  • Oxford campus
  • Administration Building
  • Allen Church (Oxford College)
  • Atwood Chemistry Center
  • B. Jones Center
  • Baker Woodland (not ‘Woodlands’)
  • Burlington Road Building
  • Callaway Center
  • Campus Life Center (renovation of DUC)
  • Cannon Chapel
  • Claudia Nance Rollins Building (School of Public Health)
  • Cox Hall
  • Dental School Building
  • Dobbs University Center, DUC
  • Emerson Concert Hall (Schwartz Center)
  • Emerson Hall (Chemistry)
  • Emory Clinic: Building A, Building B, Building C
  • Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts
  • Emory Conference Center
  • Emory Continuing Education
  • Gambrell Hall
  • Glenn Auditorium (as performance venue)
  • Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church (for religious services)
  • Grace Crum Rollins Building (School of Public Health)
  • Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Houston Mill House
  • Library Service Center (joint project of Emory and Georgia Tech, Briarcliff campus)
  • Lullwater Preserve (not Lullwater Park)
  • Mary Gray Munroe Theater, MGM Theater
  • Mathematics and Science Center, Math & Science Center
  • Michael C. Carlos Museum, Carlos Museum, the Carlos, museum
  • Miller-Ward Alumni House, Miller-Ward, MWAH
  • North Decatur Building
  • Oxford Chapel
  • Oxford College Library
  • Oxford Organic Farm
  • Oxford Road Building (Atlanta campus)
  • Oxford Science Building
  • Performing Arts Studio
  • Pitts Theology Library
  • Quadrangle, Quad
  • Rita Anne Rollins Building (Candler School of Theology)
  • Rollins Research Center
  • Schatten Gallery (includes main gallery and corridor gallery)
  • Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts (no ‘the’), Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Schwartz Center 
  • Seney Hall (Oxford College)
  • Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Rose Library
  • Student Activity & Academic Center, SAAC
  • Tarbutton Hall (Emory)
  • Tarbutton Performing Arts Center (Oxford)
  • WaterHub
  • White Hall
  • Whitehead Biomedical Research Building
  • Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute
  • Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building, WHSCAB
  • Woodruff Health Sciences Center, WHSC (internal), health sciences
  • Woodruff Memorial Research Building
  • Woodruff P. E. Center, WoodPEC
  • Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Yerkes
  • 1525 Building
  • 1599 Building
  • 1762 Building

This list includes proper names for first reference and appropriate second references where applicable.

For a more complete listing of major centers and partners, please see Emory University's main website.

  • Center for Ethics
  • Center for Women at Emory, Center for Women
  • The Carter Center (note capital 'T')
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Children's on second reference (never CHOA)
  • Emory-Children’s Center (always use the hyphen), ECC on second reference
  • Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, CHI, the center
  • James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, JWJI on second reference

For more detailed information about Emory degrees and programs, please also see Emory University's main website.

AA Associate of Arts
AMSc Associate of Medical Science
BA Bachelor of Arts
BBA Bachelor of Business Administration
BMSc Bachelor of Medical Science
BS Bachelor of Science
BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing
DMin Doctor of Ministry
DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy
JD Doctor of Law
LLM Master of Law
MA Master of Arts
MAT Master of Arts in Teaching
MBA Master of Business Administration
MD Doctor of Medicine
MDiv Master of Divinity
MEd Master of Education
MM Master of Music
MMSc Master of Medical Science
MPH Master of Public Health
MPT Master of Physical Therapy
MS Master of Science
MSM Master of Sacred Music
MSN Master of Science in Nursing
MSPH Master of Science in Public Health
MTS Master of Theological Studies
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
ThD Doctor of Theology
ThM Master of Theology

Emory Healthcare is a formal name that combines the words health and care

Emory Healthcare is the most comprehensive health system in Georgia and is part of Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center.

Emory Healthcare includes:

Emory faculty provide patient care at hospital affiliates, including:

For more information, please visit the Emory Healthcare website.

Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center comprises:

> See also: health care (Common Quandaries)

Like the accreditation statement, the nondiscrimination statement must appear in all viewbooks, catalogs, applications, and most major admission pieces. And, like the accreditation statement, the nondiscrimination statement must be printed verbatim, as provided by Emory Creative Group:

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, state and federal regulations regarding non-discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and non-discrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg., Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone 404.727.9867 (V) 404.712.2049 (TDD).

Where space does not allow for the full version (above), the following shorter versions may be substituted:

A. Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all federal and Georgia state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

B. EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Employer

Emory has nine schools of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. When all schools are listed, they should appear by date of founding or alphabetically.

Except for internal publications, the formal name of the school should appear on first reference.

First, second, and internal/informal references (if applicable) are as follows:

  • Emory University, Emory, the university
  • Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Emory College, the college
  • Oxford College, Oxford, the college
  • Emory University School of Medicine, Emory School of Medicine, School of Medicine, medical school
  • Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, School of Nursing, nursing school
  • Candler School of Theology (Note: No the precedes Candler School of Theology.)
  • Emory University School of Law, School of Law, Emory Law, law school
  • Goizueta Business School (Note: No the precedes Goizueta Business School.)
  • James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies, Laney Graduate School, the graduate school
  • Rollins School of Public Health, RSPH (internal), the School of Public Health (Note: Never use public health school.)

> See also: capitalization (Common Quandaries)