The university’s schools are:
Arts & Sciences
- College of Arts & Sciences
Olin Business School
Olin Business School is acceptable on first reference, but the school’s official name is John M. Olin School of Business. Olin or the business school are acceptable on second reference. Do not use just John M. Olin Business School.
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Sam Fox School is acceptable on second reference.
- College of Art
- College of Architecture
- Graduate School of Art
- Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design
James McKelvey School of Engineering
Use McKelvey School of Engineering on first reference. McKelvey Engineering is OK on second reference. Do not use acronym “SEAS” or McKelvey Engineering.
School of Law
Washington University School of Law or Washington University Law are both OK on first reference, but the school’s official name is Washington University School of Law. The law school is acceptable on second reference.
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
School of Medicine or the medical school is acceptable on second reference.
Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
Use Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis on first reference. The Brown School or Brown is acceptable in all subsequent references and in cutlines. Never use GWB, Brown School of Social Work or School of Social Work. The Brown School enrolls graduate social work and public health students.
All copy should include what school a faculty or staff member is in, unless it is obvious by the department name: Nancy Jones, associate professor of strategy in the Olin Business School; Wayne Harter, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences; BUT: Robert Long, professor of electrical & systems engineering; Scott Smith, the Raymond E. Maritz Professor of Architecture.
The full names of the schools listed above should be used in first reference; the second-reference name should be used for variation in subsequent copy, unless otherwise indicated.
Do not capitalize school when it stands alone, even when it refers to a specific school at the university.