S (SAT to Symphonic Wind Ensemble)
SAT was once an abbreviation for Scholastic Assessment Test (and earlier for Scholastic
Achievement Test), but the College Board now says the term is not an abbreviation at all.
Thus SAT is sufficient even on first reference, with no periods. Score totals are written
without a comma: 2100. The SAT was revamped and enlarged in 2005. A new writing
section was added to the revised mathematics and critical reading (formerly called
verbal) sections. Beginning with spring 2005, the maximum possible score on the SAT is
2400 rather than 1600.
Scholars Program, The
Capitalize it as long as it refers specifically to Marietta College.
Lower case except for named awards: She received a scholarship from the company. Joan
Davis received the McCoy Scholarship.
Spring, summer, fall, winter are never capitalized in prose, except when starting a
One of three buildings that make up the Rickey Science Center.
Do not capitalize. (Ex: "The physics class will be offered for the first time during spring
Senior Honors Program, The
Capitalize it as long as it refers specifically to Marietta College.
Appointed by the College president and including the following positions: Provost
(academic dean), Vice President of Advancement (development), Vice President for
Administration and Finance, Dean of Student Life, Vice President of Enrollment
Management and Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation.
Sigma Delta Pi
National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society whose members are elected from among
outstanding advanced students of Spanish. Members must have a 3.0 overall GPA, a 3.3
GPA in Spanish, must have completed or be enrolled in a 300 level Spanish class,
declared a major or minor in Spanish, and have completed at least nine credit hours of
Social organization, established at Marietta in 1944, of collegiate and alumnae women
committed to promoting the ideals of life-long friendship, intellectual, and spiritual
fulfillment and service to the greater good. The Beta Theta chapter builds sisterhood
through community involvement and additionally holds two retreats and two formals
Sigma Tau Delta
Confers distinction for high achievement in English language and literature, to promote
local interest in literature and the English language on campus, and to foster the
discipline of English in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing.
Slack Research Collection
Comprised of the individually named special collections of library materials, which are
housed in the George J. Blazier Room of Dawes Memorial Library. Included in the
research collections, numbering 35,000 books and 28,000 manuscripts, are the following:
- Cutler Collection
- Dawes Collection
- Harry Philip Fischer Collection
- Hildreth Collection
- Stephen Durward Hoag Collection
- Marietta College Archives
- Marietta College Library Art Collection
- Manuscripts and Documents of the Ohio Company of Associates
- Manuscript Collection
- Putnam Papers
- Rare Book Collection
- Charles Goddard Slack Collection
- Rodney M. Stimson Collection
Avoid the slash in text. Use an "and" or an "or" instead. Similarly, do not use "and/or,"
which is unnecessary because "or" is not exclusive.
social fraternities at Marietta
With the dates each Marietta chapter was founded, are: Alpha Tau
Omega (1890), Delta Tau Delta (1967), Delta Upsilon (1870), and
Lambda Chi Alpha (1925).
Capitalize, but do not capitalize the noun that follows: Social Security number, Social
social sororities at Marietta
With the dates of founding of the Marietta chapters, are: Alpha
Xi Delta (1945), Chi Omega (1923), Sigma Kappa (1944).
Society for Collegiate Journalists
National honorary society for collegiate mass communications. It is a non-profit
organization operating on campuses of fully recognized and accredited colleges,
universities, and institutions awarding degrees upon completion of a four-year program.
Initiation requires a student to have been active in journalism or broadcasting for one
full year at the institution, to have done it well, and to have good grades.
Do not capitalize.
Capitalize and abbreviate when part of someone's name; do not precede by a comma
When used alone, it's a singular noun (The staff is dedicated). Say "staff members" when
talking about the people who make up the staff. (Our staff members are dedicated.)
Always list cities with states, regardless of Associated Press rules, for the benefit of
international readers. Only exception is Marietta, Ohio. No need to include the state.
AP abbreviations when states accompany a city. (When a state is mentioned alone, spell
- Postal abbreviations: When publishing an entire address for readers' mailing
purposes, use the two-letter postal abbreviation for states.
- When inserting a state into a
proper noun, such as Wheeling Jesuit College, put the state in parentheses: Wheeling
(W.Va.) Jesuit College.
- In prose, use commas on both sides of the state when it is listed
with a city: "The football team's bus broke down in Hanover, Ind., on their return trip
from Dubuque, Iowa, Saturday."
AP State abbreviations:
Do not capitalize. The step team began in the fall of 2005. The goal is to bring the art of
stepping and precision dance drill movements to the campus. The step team is open to
all students who want to learn to step, love to perform, and meet new people.
Avoid racial and sexual references or mention of debilitating physical conditions if they
are not germane to the story. The phrase "people with disabilities" is preferable to "the
disabled"; the term "disabled" to "handicapped." Don't say "afflicted with" or "the victim
of"; instead: He has a spinal injury. Don't use a disease as a descriptive. (Ex: "He has
diabetes. not he is a diabetic."). Exception: Survivor of is acceptable, as in, "He is a
survivor of cancer."
Use hyphen in this compound noun. No hyphen would indicate that the student is
studying to be an athlete.
Student Alumni Association (SAA)
Capitalize. SAA is an organization for the purpose of connecting alumni and students. It
is designed to introduce current students of the College to the Alumni Association and
what it does. Students participate in alumni events, mentoring programs, company
visits, alumni speakers, etc. in order to help students benefit from "The Long Blue Line."
SAA works to build future MCAA leaders and to promote pride and loyalty in Marietta
College that continues beyond graduation. SAA is a partner of the Alumni Relations
Office and the Career Center.
Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC)
Capitalize. SAAC encourages unity, common purpose, and camaraderie between teams
and among all athletes. Promote the publicity and recognition received by our studentathletes.
Evaluate the MC athletic program and make recommendations to the
administration for the improvement of the student-athlete's academic, athletic, and
social experiences. Promote and support athletics at institutional, conference, and
national levels, which would include the review of proposed legislation at various levels.
Serve as a vehicle through which the College may discuss with student-athletes issues
regarding the management, operation, and rules that govern the Athletic Department
and its sports teams.
Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC)
Capitalize. Marietta's chapter began in the fall of 2005. SGAC is a national movement
committed to bringing an end to HIV and AIDS in the U.S. and around the world
through education, informed advocacy, media work and direct action.
Capitalize. Provides capable, representative, and responsible leadership in student-life
and activities, and provides a legitimate channel through which the views of the student
body may be represented to the other segments of the College community.
Two words; student is an adjective here, not part of the noun.
Years: In general, students should be listed by the year they will graduate, 'YY, rather
than by description of first-year student, sophomore, etc. (Joe Smith '07)
Hometowns: Students should always be listed with their hometowns in parentheses. Joe
Smith '07 (Alliance, Ohio) had three paintings entered in the student art show.
Subsequent references: Do not use courtesy titles. Generally, use just their last names
upon subsequent reference. It may be appropriate to use first names on some features).
summa cum laude
Cumulative grade point average between 3.90 and 4.0.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Capitalize when referencing Marietta’s ensemble. The Symphonic
Wind Ensemble provides students with the opportunity to rehearse
and perform high quality wind band literature with emphasis placed
on both individual and group improvement. No audition required.