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Race, ethnicity At Ball State, we are committed to diversity. As part of that commitment, we must be sensitive to how we describe race and ethnicity and when it is appropriate to mention it. Do not mention a source's race or ethnicity unless it is relevant to the story. If it is relevant, ask the source how he or she prefers to be identified. If a source's race or ethnicity must be mentioned and it is not possible to ask the source, use the following preferred terms:
radio stations Ball State is affiliated with two radio stations:
ranking Follow style for numerals. Ex.: The program is ranked fourth in the nation, improving from 11th place last year. See: numerals.
registrar The full name is Office of Registration and Academic Progress, but for all references, registrar is acceptable. Office where students can register for classes, check grades, view their transcripts, and seek other information about their scholastic status. bsu.edu/registrar
residence halls Use residence hall – not dorm. bsu.edu/housing
Residence Hall Association On second reference and in headlines, RHA is acceptable. bsu.edu/rha
resident assistant On second reference and in headlines, RA is acceptable. Plural is RAs.
room numbers List in this format: Bracken Library, room 261.
ROTC Acceptable abbreviation for Reserve Officers’ Training Corps on all references. On first reference, use whichever military branch is appropriate. Ex: Army ROTC, Naval ROTC, Air Force ROTC. bsu.edu/rotc
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