College, School, Office, Department and Program Names
Include “West Virginia University” or “WVU” with the name of the unit. Note that “West Virginia University” may precede or follow the unit’s name, but the “WVU” abbreviation always precedes the unit’s name. Subsequent references to the unit within the same document or context may omit the “West Virginia University” or “WVU.”
West Virginia University College of Law
WVU College of Law
West Virginia University Extension Service
WVU Extension Service
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, West Virginia University
WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University
WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
Do not use possessives when writing these names, such as “WVU’s College of Law.” Instead, write “the WVU College of Law.” Names of colleges, schools, offices, departments, and programs are capitalized when they refer to specific WVU units. Schools and colleges should use their Board of Governors-approved full name for the first reference.
School of Nursing
Office of Graduate Education
Unless they are proper names, such names are not capitalized when used generically in reference to disciplines and fields of study.
The WVU Public Administration Department offers courses focusing on law and history. Mike is an accounting major in the WVU College of Business and Economics.
Lisa is studying Spanish and computer science at Potomac State College of WVU.
WVU Schools and Colleges:
College of Business and Education
College of Creative Arts
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
College of Education and Human Services
College of Law
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Reed College of Media
School of Dentistry
School of Medicine
School of Nursing
School of Pharmacy
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
School of Public Health