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Editorial Standards

Accuracy and consistency in the use of our university name and school names reinforces our visibility as one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic health centers.

These editorial standards support effective communication with our audiences. The guidelines apply to external and internal written copy (stories, briefs, news releases), as well as social media posts, and email as appropriate. They may not apply to executive communications and formal correspondence.


University Name

Use UTHealth Houston in copy and headlines. Note: UTHealth is always one word in the name of our university.

UTHealth Houston horizontal logo

UTHealth Houston: Our name tells who we are, what we do, and where we do it.

There are specific instances which call for the use of the full name of the university: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. When the full name is used, always capitalize The.

  • Legal documents
  • Research publications
  • Copyright lines
  • Diplomas

School Names

The same guidelines apply for schools within UTHealth Houston. However, some schools do not currently use UTHealth Houston in their names, due to individual school structure.

School names do not include the before the school name; however, the is used before a program or donor name.
Cizik School of Nursing is the best in the country.
The Cizik School of Nursing emergency/trauma nurse practitioner program is the best in the country.

UTHealth Houston Primary Teaching Hospitals