Lexicon

Web Communications, in collaboration with other campus teams, has developed the following lexicon to standardize certain terms when used on University websites.  Please bookmark this section as it will continue to evolve over time.

  • University Name
    • UNC Charlotte (preferred short form)
    • The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (preferred long form)
    • Never use UNCC, UNC-Charlotte
  • Phone Number Formats
    • External Phone Numbers: 704-687-1234
    • Internal Phone Numbers: 7-1234
  • Individual College Names
    • Belk College of Business
    • College of Arts + Architecture
    • College of Computing and Informatics
    • College of Education
    • College of Health and Human Services
    • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
    • William States Lee College of Engineering
    • University College
    • Honors College
    • The Graduate School
  • Vocabulary
    • Use periods in advanced and professional degrees; i.e. M.B.A., Ph.D.
    • Use "website" not "web site"
    • Use "web form" not "webform"
    • Use "flier" not "flyer" (for handbills)
    • Use "online" not "on-line" or "on line"
    • Use "offline" not "off-line" or "off line"
    • Use "buses" not "busses"
    • Use "canceled" not "cancelled"
    • Use "Internet" not "internet"
    • Use "login," "logon," or "logout" as nouns; use "log in" as a verb 
    • Use "NinerNET" not other permutations
    • Use "ZIP Code" not other permutations
    • Use "Kennedy 123A" for building locations, not other permutations
    • Use "1:23 PM" (no military, no dots in AM/PM, use uppercase AM/PM) not other permutations