P (Panhellenic Council to Psi Chi)
Capitalize. The governing body of all three sororities on campus. To be a member of the
council, a Greek woman must be elected to the council by her chapter. The Panhellenic
Council is in charge of recruitment and participates in Greek Week.
Located between Parsons Hall, McCoy Hall and Dyson Baudo Recreation Center, it is used for intramurals.
Acceptable on first reference, but official name is Edward S. Parsons Hall. Co-ed
residence hall for 213 upper-class students.
In general, use this instead of persons. If someone uses "persons" in a quote or a signed
letter, don't change.
Spell out the word in text. The % sign may be used in numerical charts and headlines.
Percentages should always be represented by a numeral. (Ex: an increase of 3 percent,
but a 3-percent increase; HEADLINE: Board approves 4% raise)
Always place a period inside quotation marks.
See titles, composition.
More appropriately, it should read "Ph.D. degrees." Other proper alternatives: doctoral
degrees or doctorates.
Phi Alpha Theta
National history honor society, installed its Gamma Mu chapter at Marietta College in
1950. The fraternity promotes the study of history and provides recognition for students
who have distinguished themselves in this field. Membership requires a 3.0 overall GPA
with 12 hours in history with at least a 3.1 GPA.
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in
Williamsburg, Va. It is the oldest national academic honor society in the United States.
The Gamma of Ohio chapter at Marietta College was established in 1860; it was the third
chapter in Ohio and the 16th in the nation.
Phi Sigma Iota
Honor society whose members are elected from among outstanding advanced
undergraduate and graduate students of foreign languages and literature, including
Classics, Comparative Literature, Philology, Bilingual Education, and Applied Linguistics,
as well as faculties of the institutions honored with a chapter. Honors undergraduate
students with at least a B average in their entire college work, as well as in all courses in
languages and graduate students with at least a B+ average.
Use a hyphen (not parentheses, slashes, or periods) between the area code and the
number; include "1" with toll-free number (1-800-555-1212). For campus extensions, use
"ext." followed by space and four-digit number.
Pi Epsilon Tau
National honor society for students in petroleum engineering, installed its Zeta chapter
at Marietta in 1951. The society's purpose is to foster a closer bond among its members
and the petroleum industry, and to maintain the high ideals and standards of the
Pi Kappa Delta
National honorary forensic society. Marietta's chapter, Ohio Zeta, was established in
1926. Students who have participated in intercollegiate debate and individual speech
events are eligible for membership.
Pi Sigma Alpha
National honor society in political science. Marietta's Psi Nu chapter was established in
2000. The organization promotes the study of politics and provides recognition for
junior and senior students who have distinguished themselves in this field. Membership
requires a 3.0 overall GPA with 12 hours in political science with at least a 3.1 GPA.
Renamed Don Schaly Stadium on May 6, 2006. Opened in 1968 and has been the home
to Marietta College's baseball team since. Was the site of the NCAA Division III World
Series from 1976-87. Marietta won national championships at Pioneer Park in 1981,
1983 and 1986. See Don Schaly Stadium.
Use periods and lower-case letters. (Examples: 3 a.m.; 3:30 p.m.)
Adds only an apostrophe to singular proper nouns ending in "s" ( Thomas' book ).
No hyphen; adjective only. Avoid in print the noun "postdoc," informal academic jargon
for a postdoctoral position or research or funding, or for someone engaged in
No hyphen; adjective only.
For Marietta College alumni magazine articles and other mostly alumni/student
publications, the president's full name must be spelled out in the first reference (Dr. Jean
A. Scott). Subsequent references may be made to President Scott. References to living
past presidents (and their spouses) should be as follows: Lauren R. Wilson (Janie
- “Dr. Jean A. Scott is Marietta’s 18th president.”
- “President Jean A. Scott was inaugurated in 2000.”
- “The president greeted the incoming Marietta freshman students.”
Presidents at Marietta
|Joel Harvey Linsley
|Israel Ward Andrews
|John Wilson Simpson
|Joseph Hanson Chamberlin
|Alfred Tyler Perry
|George Wheeler Hinman
|Edward Smith Parsons
|Harry Kelso Eversull
|Draper Talman Schoonover
|William Allison Shimer
|William Bay Irvine
|Frank Edward Duddy Jr.
|Patrick D. McDonough
|Lauren R. Wilson
|Jean A. Scott
||* Acting President
It is the College's oldest building as it was constructed in 1822 and was the home of John
Mills, Class of 1867. The house is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Capitalize when referring to Marietta College's program. Provides an award of $6,000 to
$9,000 annually for up to four years of study. To be eligible, a student must have at least a
3.50 grade point average and 1200 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT.
Title generally reserved for tenure-track faculty positions. Do not abbreviate "prof."
when used without a name. When introducing a faculty member, use the full academic
title, including assistant, associate, adjunct, visiting, etc., as needed, along with the
Long titles are more easily read after the name and surrounded by commas. (Jane Smith,
associate professor of geology OR geology professor Jane Smith—the latter example is
lower case because it is simply an adjective, not a formal title; it is also confusing because
it does not indicate academic rank, only that she teaches geology.)
See chairs, endowed.
Capitalize programs that address special interests and have the word "program" in the
formal title, such as First-Year Program.
As with academic departments, use uppercase when referring to
Marietta's academic programs: International Studies, Latin American
For tickets, admission, etc.: list the price to the general public first, followed by that for
students, faculty and staff. (Ex.: Admission to theatre department's production is $4 ($1
Post Secondary Enrollment Options
National honor society in psychology. To be selected for membership, a student must
have at least a 3.0 GPA, be ranked in the top 35 percent of his or her class and have
completed 12 semester hours in psychology. This organization promotes the study of
psychology and recognizes students who have distinguished themselves in the field.