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Division-Specific Terms and Usage


Area Office

Capitalize only when referring to a specific area office.

Example: Please pick up your package in the North Residential Village Area Office. You can submit a maintenance request in the area office.


Area Office Assistant

Capitalize only when referring to a specific person.


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Dorm, Dormitory

Use "residence hall."


First Year Coordinator

Capitalize only when referring to a specific person. We don't use a hyphen when referring to Case coordinators. The acronym FYC can be used on second reference, as long as it was spelled out on first reference. Also "an FYC" and "FYCs."

Examples: First Year Coordinator Jane Doe held a program about study habits. Jane Doe is a first-year coordinator.


First Year Experience

Capitalize without a hyphen when referring to the program we have at Case. You may use FYE in subsequent references. The generic term is "first-year experience."

Examples: The First Year Experience program is housed in eight buildings. The student transferred because he did not have a good first-year experience.


Greek Life Assistant

Capitalize only when referring to a specific person. The acronym GLA can be used in subsequent references in the same document. Also "a GLA" and "GLAs."

Examples: Greek Life Assistant John Doe held a program about study habits. John Doe is a GLA.


Hall, House

Capitalize only when referring to a specific building.


Maintenance Assistant

Capitalize only when referring to a specific person.


North Residential Village

Refers to the residential living area north of Euclid Avenue. Should not be used to identify The Village at 115 complex. The acronym NRV can be used in subsequent references in the same document.


North Side

Use "North Residential Village."


Orientation Leader

Capitalize only when referring to a specific person.


Resident

Refers specifically to students living in residence halls. Not capitalized.


Resident Assistant

Capitalize only when referring to a specific person. The acronym RA can be used in subsequent references in the same document. Also "an RA" and "RAs."

Examples: Resident Assistant John Doe completed an incident report. John Doe is a resident assistant.


Residential College

Capitalize only when referring to a specific residential college.

Examples: The Juniper Residential College held a bake sale. The residential colleges held a bake sale.


Second Year Coordinator

See "First Year Coordinator."


South Residential Village

Refers to the residential living area south of Murray Hill Road. The acronym SRV can be used in subsequent references in the same document.


South Side

Use "South Residential Village."


Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction is student-facilitated study sessions that are led by Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders. May use "SI Leader" on second reference.


The Village at 115


Theme Housing

Never capitalized.


Undergraduate Experience Model

Use "Undergraduate Experience."


Village Council