For more detailed information about the usage of the Penn State name, visit the University Editorial Standards site.
|Use this ...||Not this ...|
|Penn State||The Pennsylvania State University
Penn State University
|Penn State Altoona||Penn State-Altoona
Penn State: Altoona
Penn State University, Altoona Campus
Penn State University, Altoona College
The word “campus” can be used on its own or in conjunction with the college’s name to describe the physical space where Penn State Altoona is located. It should not be used to describe Penn State Altoona as an entity.
- Correct: “The Penn State Altoona campus is made up of more than 175 acres.” Or “Be sure to register for your move-in time before coming to campus.”
- Incorrect: “Penn State Altoona Campus was founded in 1939.”
Try to use “Penn State Altoona” at all times when referring to the entity. If the name is being overused, use “the college” in subsequent mentions.
- Example: “Penn State Altoona has called the Ivyside campus home since 1947. In 1999, the college added its first location in downtown Altoona.”