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.
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
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).