This page contains essential elements of our writing style. The complete writer’s style guide is available to university faculty and staff.
About our name
- Our official name is Bob Jones University, and it should be used on all first references. On second reference BJU is acceptable.
- If the Bob Jones University official logo is prominent on the piece of communication, it is acceptable to consider the logo to be the first reference and proceed with BJU.
- Avoid using simply BJ, as in a BJ student. Instead say a BJU student.
- Lowercase the word university when used as an adjective (e.g., university community) and referring to BJU; capitalize when used as a noun (the University) or when used as a possessive (e.g., the University’s position).
- The University occupies 210 acres just within the city limits of Greenville.
- Bob Jones University (first reference)
- BJU (on second reference)
- The University (on second reference)
About our programs
- The proper wording for talking about our academic offerings is: “56 undergraduate programs and 17 graduate programs.”
Bob Jones Academy
- the Academy on second reference
- Refers to all of our pre-college schools, from infant to 12th grade.
- Please note the names of the divisions and buildings:
- Bob Jones Academy Early Education (infant through 3-year-olds)
- Bob Jones Academy Elementary School (K4 through 6th)
- Bob Jones Academy Middle School (grades 7 and 8)
- Bob Jones Academy High School (grades 9 through 12)
- Other notes:
- It is acceptable to substitute “BJA” in the name of any of the divisions above (BJA Elementary School, etc.)
- With approximately 1,030 students, Bob Jones Academy is one of the largest Christian schools in South Carolina.
Bob Jones Jr. Memorial Seminary & Evangelism Center
- When referring to the program, use “Bob Jones University Seminary”
- the Seminary on second reference (capitalize when used as a noun; lowercase as an adjective)
- When referring to the building, use Bob Jones Jr. Memorial Seminary & Evangelism Center. The complete name is used only when referring to the building (on first reference)
Bruin, Bruins, Bruins’
- Bruins (noun)
- Bruins (adjective used primarily in a descriptive sense)
- Bruins’ (possessive adjective used to specifically note ownership)
- Bruin, a or Bruin, the (article followed by a singular noun)
- Note that we do not use the term “Lady Bruins.” Use Bruins women for references to our female teams.
- Exception: Bruin Nation: singular adj. usage of Bruin, per Jonny Gamet (6/14)
|noun||adjective, used primarily in a descriptive sense||possessive adjective, specifically noting ownership||article + singular noun|
- We do not use the term Lady Bruins. Typical usage should be Bruins women.
- Major buildings on campus include:
- Bob Jones Jr. Memorial Seminary & Evangelism Center
- Davis Field House
- Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium
- Mack Library
- Rodeheaver Auditorium
- For more information on campus buildings, visit the BJU campus map.
- Always italicized; Living Gallery title always in quotes (“We Beheld His Glory”)
Museum & Gallery
- the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University
- the Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green
- the Museum & Gallery
- M&G at Bob Jones University
- M&G at Heritage Green
- M&G at BJU
- the Collection
- official legal name of the 501(c)(3) organization: Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, Inc.
- DO NOT USE: the Museum, the Gallery, the Art Gallery, the M&G, the M&G at BJU, BJU M&G, or Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery
- Capitalize and italicize
- Meaning: “We seek, we trust”
- Not dormitory
- List of all residence halls:
Mary Gaston Hall
Margaret Mack Hall
Nell Sunday Hall
Estelle Siddons Hall
Georgia Creel Hall
R.K. Johnson Hall
J.Y. Smith Hall
H.A. Ironside Hall
Charles Brokenshire Hall
Ernest Reveal Hall