University Publication Guide

Writing Style Guide

This Writing Style Guide is an in-depth reference tool that will help campus writers and editors communicate using a consistent CSU, Chico "voice." It also includes university-specific terms and acronyms, frequently misused words, and other helpful information.

The University uses The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition), Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual, and Webster's Third New International Dictionary (and its chief abridgment, Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition) as primary sources.

The University Style Cheatsheet (PDF) (pdf) is a printable quick reference guide that answers some of the most common questions about CSU, Chico style.

The campus copyediting team available to help with these conventions. If you have questions, please email