Style Guide

In matters of editorial style, the prevailing standards of all approved UNT System documents and publications are those found in The Associated Press Stylebook (https://www.apstylebook.com). Key style it ems specific to the UNT System include:

  • When referencing the UNT System in written copy, first-reference should be spelled out as University of North Texas System with parenthetical reference to (UNT System or UNTS). Upon second-reference, UNT System or UNTS are acceptable.
  • Capitalize the word System in any written copy referencing the UNT System.
  • Capitalize any employee titles when attached to a proper name; for example, Chancellor Lesa Roe on first reference and Chancellor Roe on second reference
  • Capitalize Board of Regents and capitalize any regent titles when attached to a proper name; for example, Regent Laura Wright on first reference and Regent Wright on second reference.
  • When referencing a UNT System university in written copy, first-reference should be spelled out, for example: University of North Texas with parenthetical reference to (UNT). Upon second-reference, UNT is acceptable.
  • Capitalize all UNT System office or departmental names in written copy, for example Office of the General Counsel.

Boiler-plate Copy

The following boiler-plate copy is approved when describing the UNT System in official documents:

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS SYSTEM:

The University of North Texas System includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and the University of North Texas at Dallas. The UNT System is the only public university system headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth – the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. The UNT System is dedicated to serving our students and this diverse region through a wide offering of degree plans and research initiatives. With combined enrollment of nearly 44,000 students, the UNT System awards more than 9,000 degrees each year – including the largest number of master’s and doctoral degrees in the DFW region. The UNT System has an annual budget of $1 billion and boosts the Texas economy by $5.2 billion each year.