Why A Style Guide?

Adherence to the rules set forth in this Bowdoin College Style Guide will ensure that Bowdoin’s external communications reflect the excellent work done here in a stylistically consistent manner.

This reference site includes many of the most common style, usage, grammar, spelling, and hyphenation issues encountered by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. Topics are arranged alphabetically.

E-mail or call Doug Cook (dcook@bowdoin.edu, ext. 3964) if there are topics you would like to see added or addressed more fully individually or on this site.