Locations, organizations and word-use specific to Chico State

Mark Plenke

Albert E. Warrens Reception Center Formerly called the Julia Morgan House.

Academic Senate

Acker Gym Acceptable on all references to Arthur Acker Gymnasium.

Adventure Outings Do not abbreviate

Alumni Glen

Alumni House (See Ella Caroline Sapp Hall.)

Associated Students on first reference, A.S. thereafter. A.S. should be abbreviated when coupled to a program such as A.S. Programming or A.S. Recycling.

Avenues A neighborhood north of campus. No apostrophe. Avoid use of Aves unless in direct quote.

Ayres Hall Acceptable for all references to John C. Ayres Hall.

Aymer J. Hamilton Building

bars in Chico Pay attention to the possessives and proper names:

Crazy Horse Saloon
Crush Dining Room & Lounge (Crush on second reference)
Duffy’s Tavern
Joe’s Bar (Joe’s on second reference.)
Lost on Main
Madison Bear Garden (The Bear is acceptable on second reference.)
The Maltese
The Banshee
The Beach
The University Bar
Panama Bar and Cafe (Panama’s on second reference)

Between the Stairs and the Office Gallery An art gallery located at the first floor of Ayres Hall. B-SO Space is OK after first reference.

Bell Memorial Union on first reference, BMU thereafter. Refers to Hugh M. Bell Memorial Union.

Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater

Bidwell Mansion

Bidwell Park Capitalize the proper names of places within the park: the Bear Hole,Upper Bidwell Park, Bidwell Park Golf Course. But lower case general references such asthe parklower parkthe grove.

Blue Room Theatre

bookstore Do not use (See A.S. Bookstore)

Butte College Not Butte Community College.

Butte County Health Department Not Butte County Department of Health.

Butte County Jail

Butte County Sheriff’s Office

Butte Hall

Butte Station

California Collegiate Athletic Association spelled out on first reference; CCAA thereafter.

California Faculty Association Spelled out on first reference; CFA thereafter.

Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center on first reference, CADEC thereafter.

Career Planning and Placement Office on second reference, Career Center.

CAVE Acceptable for all references to Community Action Volunteers in Education, but it may be helpful for readers to include proper name somewhere high in story.

Center for Applied and Professional Ethics on second reference, CAPE.

Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies Not to be confused with Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies.

Center for Continuing Education

Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies Not to be confused with Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies. This is the one that you are more than likely referring to; however, double-check for accuracy.

Chico Area Recreation & Park District on second reference, CARD.

Chico City Council

Chico Enterprise-Record Drop Chico on second reference.

Chico News & Review Drop Chico on second reference.

Chico State Wildcat Store Wildcat Store after the first reference. Formally known as the A.S. Bookstore.

city of Chico Redundant, it’s just Chico. If you feel you need to use city of Chico, try rewriting.

City Plaza The downtown park between Fourth and Fifth streets.

Colusa Hall

Community Legal Information Center on first reference, CLIC thereafter.

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center on first reference, CCLC thereafter.

Deen House

Disability Support Services on first reference. Thereafter, DSS.

dorms Dorm and dorms are acceptable as generic references. Dorms on campus include:
Esken Hall
Konkow Hall
Lassen Hall
Mechoopda Hall
Shasta Hall
University Village
Whitney Hall
Sutter Hall 

Educational Opportunity Program on first reference. EOP on second reference.

Ella Caroline Sapp Hall Official name of the building known as the Alumni House; refer on first reference as Ella Caroline Sapp Hall; Alumni House thereafter.

Enloe Medical Center

the Esplanade Lowercase the.

Financial Aid Acceptable in all cases for the Financial Aid Office. Lower case other uses:He applied for financial aid.

Founder’s Week

Garden Cafe

Gender & Sexuality Equity Center (to replace Women’s Center entry): Formally known as the Women’s Center. GSEC after first reference. Not the Gender and Sexuality Equality Center.

Glenn Hall

George Petersen Rose Garden on first reference; the Rose Garden thereafter.

Harlen Adams Theatre

Housing and Food Service Office

Holt Hall Acceptable on all references for Vesta Holt Hall.

Interfraternity Council IFC on second reference.

Instructional Media Center on first reference, IMC thereafter.

Ivy/Warner streets Ivy Street becomes Warner Street north of Big Chico Creek.

Jacki Headley Art Gallery 

Janet Levy Center

Janet Turner Print Gallery

KCHO, KCSC KCHO 90.1 FM is the university-owned radio station. KCSC, an Internet station, is the Associated Students-supported radio station. No periods are used for radio/television call letters.

Kendall Hall Acceptable on all references for Glenn Kendall Hall.

Langdon Engineering Center Acceptable on all references for Herbert F. Langdon Engineering Center.

Larry Wismer Theatre 

Laxson Auditorium 

Meriam Library Acceptable on all references.

Modoc Hall

Monstros Pizza

Nettleton Stadium Home of the Chico State Wildcat baseball team. The game will be at Nettleton Stadium. (See Bohler Field)

Northern California

north state/north valley Use two words, both lowercase.

O’Connell Technology Center Acceptable on all references to John F. O’Connell Technology Center.

Performing Arts Center on first reference, PAC thereafter.

Panhellenic Council on all references.

Physical Science Building

Plumas Hall

Psychological Counseling and Wellness Center Use Wellness Center on second refence.

resident adviser Do not capitalize before a name. On second reference may be abbreviated to RA when referring to a specific adviser. The RA inspected the room. Avoid generic terms such as He wanted to be an RA.

Rose Garden (See George Petersen Rose Garden)

Roth Planetarium

Rush/Rush Week

Sapp Hall (See Ella Caroline Sapp Hall.)

Selvester’s Cafe on first reference, Selvester’s thereafter. Refers to John I. Selvester Cafe.

Shasta Hall

Shurmer Gym Acceptable on all references for Jane W. Shurmer Gymnasium.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Siskiyou Hall

south-campus area A neighborhood south of campus. Instead of avenues, the area has streets such as Fifth Street.

Southern California

Stiles Warehouse

Student Health Center

Student Services Center on first reference, SSC thereafter.

Sutter Hall

Taylor Hall Acceptable on all references for Alva P. Taylor Hall.

Tehama Hall 

The Orion capitalize The.

Thursday Night Market Not to be confused with the Chico Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.

Trinity Hall

Trinity Commons Formerly the Free Speech Area.

University Art Gallery

University Box Office

University Farm

University Police The proper name for the Chico State police department. (See police departments)

University Stadium not University Track.

vice president The official title is “vice president for” not “vice president of.” Thus the title is “vice president for Academic Affairs.”

Veterans Affairs Office

Wildcat Recreation Center Use on first reference. On second reference and in headlines, WREC.

Wildcats In sports reference, Wildcats can be shortened to ‘Cats; however, terms such asLady Cats should be avoided.

Willie Wildcat Official mascot of the Chico State Wildcats.

Yolo Hall

NOTE: For spellings of faculty, staff, and colleges, see the “Campus Directory.