BUILDING REFERENCE

First Reference: Use the official title of the building with building abbreviation in parentheses if there will be subsequent references throughout the text.

Subsequent References: Use building abbreviation.

Example: Classes will be held in the Advanced Technology (ATC) Building. The new signage in ATeC will direct students to their classes.


ROOM NUMBER REFERENCE

Capitalize the “R” in the word “Room” when referring to room numbers. Use the college campus location, official building name, and room number.

Example: Located on the Lincroft Campus in the Performing Arts Center, Room 105


OFFICIAL COLLEGE NAME AND ABBREVIATION

Brookdale Community College; can be subsequently referred to as “Brookdale”. Never use BCC, Bdale, or any other shortening of the name.


COLLEGE LOCATIONS

Lincroft Main Campus

Freehold Campus (Brookdale at Freehold)

Brookdale at Hazlet

Brookdale at Neptune

Brookdale at Long Branch

Brookdale at Wall (Home of the New Jersey Coastal Communiversity)

The term “campus” can be used in subsequent references when referring to Lincroft and Freehold.

The term for a group reference is “Regional Locations.”


BUILDING NAMES AND ABBREVIATIONS

Advanced Technology Building – ATC

Automotive Technology – AUTO

Bankier Library – LIB

Brookdale Administrative Center – BAC

Brookdale Recreation & Events Center – BREC

Center for Admissions and Registration – CAR

Center for the Visual Arts – CVA

Children’s Learning Center – CLC

Fitness Center – FIT

Gorman Hall – GOR

Larrison Hall – LAH

Main Academic Complex – MAC

Main Academic North – MAN

Main Academic South – MAS

Performing Arts Center – PAC

Power Plant – PPL

Print Shop – PS

Receiving & Mail Center – RMC

Robert J. Collins Arena – RCA

Warner Student Life Center – SLC

Wilbur Ray Police Station – POL


DEGREES

When referring to degrees, capitalize the name of the degree (Associate degree, Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree). Use the possessive form with Bachelor’s and Master’s, but not with Associate.

Joe Smith received an Associate degree from Brookdale Community College.

Joe Smith earned an Associate of Arts in Arts and Humanities.

Use periods in abbreviations of academic degrees. When listing academic credentials, list the person’s legal name, degree, year of graduation and institution.

John Faculty, Ph.D., 1967 Stanford, MA


GENERAL RULES FOR ACRONYMS

Avoid beginning a sentence with an acronym.

If an acronym is commonly used as a word, it does not require explanation (IQ, LSD, FBI).

Write the plural form of an acronym without an apostrophe (e.g. some MBAs command high salaries).

 

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