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Colorado Mesa University uses a set of standards for the writing of all communication materials created by the university, including print and web content. The implementation of a style guide provides uniformity in style and formatting within a document and across multiple documents, resulting in a professional look and a unified voice from different departments.

Overall CMU follows the Associated Press (AP) stylebook. The CMU Style Guide includes a few of CMU’s unique style choices as well as a section featuring important numbers used by the university in marketing materials.


Please note that this style guide is a living document. As CMU develops its style and receives updated statistics, those updates will be reflected here. This guide's statistics were last updated on June 11, 2020.

For more information on university editorial guidelines, contact Katlin Birdsall at 970.248.1277 or