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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 September 2023 and reflect 2022-2023 statistics unless otherwise noted.

For more information on university editorial guidelines, contact Katlin Birdsall at 970.248.1277 or [email protected].