Referring to Ohio University
In the first or most prominent usage in each individual application, always use the organization’s entire name, "Ohio University." In subsequent usage in the same application, the organization may be referred to as “OHIO” or “the University.”
Please note, it is never acceptable to use “OU” as a means of referring to Ohio University in official communications or promotions.
Website domain name use
When the website domain name appears within a paragraph of text, it should be stated as "www.ohio.edu"; in instances when it appears as a stand-alone graphic element without surrounding text, "ohio.edu" is also acceptable.
In conversation or when recorded in a voiceover used in TV, radio, or video, it is preferred to use “ohio.edu”
Referencing Ohio University campuses and centers
First reference for regional campuses*
Ohio University Chillicothe
Ohio University Eastern
Ohio University Lancaster
Ohio University Southern
Ohio University Zanesville
First reference for centers
Ohio University Lancaster’s Pickerington Center
Ohio University Southern’s Proctorville Center
First reference for referring to traditionally combined locations/facilities as one entity
Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington
Ohio University Southern | Proctorville
Notes for use: Do not orphan the center when writing. This first reference is limited to business cards and announcements requiring a shorter reference.
Subsequent reference for regional campuses*
Subsequent reference for referring to traditionally combined locations/facilities as one entity
OHIO Lancaster | Pickerington
OHIO Southern | Proctorville
Other options for subsequent reference
(or “the campus”)
(or “the center”)
*Please note: The term “regional campus” applies only to locations at Chillicothe, Eastern, Lancaster, Southern, and Zanesville.