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. Unique style items 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 Lee Jackson on first reference and Chancellor Jackson on second reference
  • Capitalize Board of Regents and capitalize any regent titles when attached to a proper name, for example Regent Brint Ryan on first reference and Regent Ryan 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 (UNT System or UNTS) 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 Administration is based in Downtown Dallas. UNTS is governed by a Board of Regents appointed by the Governor of Texas and is the only Texas public university system headquartered in the vibrant North Texas region. The three independent universities of the UNT System have combined enrollment exceeding 42,000 students across five major teaching locations, including each main campus, as well as Frisco and Downtown Dallas.  UNTS institutions award more than 9000 degrees each year – including the largest number of master’s and doctoral degrees in the region. Overall, the UNT System boosts the Texas economy by nearly $5.2 billion each year.