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CLU Style Guide


Consistency in editorial style is as important as graphic consistency. The following guide indicates styles unique to California Lutheran University. For standard usage, CLU has adopted the Associated Press (AP) style. The Associated Press Stylebook is available in the CLU Bookstore.

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D Building D Building houses computer laboratories, classrooms and offices for the Computer Science faculty.
Dates Decades and abbreviations of decades do not have an apostrophe before the s.
the 1980s; the '70s

The month and year are written without a comma, and the month is spelled out: February 2005

Month, day and year are written with a comma, and the month is abbreviated: Feb. 1, 2005 (The month may be spelled out in formal invitations, proclamations, citations and correspondence.)

The year is set off with commas when used with the month and day in the middle of a sentence: He was born Feb. 1, 2005, in Chicago.
Dining Commons The Dining Commons and other campus dining services are managed by Sodexo.