8: Names, Terms, and Titles of Works

8.68: Institutions and companies—capitalization

Chapter Contents / Names of Organizations / Institutions and Companies

The full names of institutions, groups, and companies and the names of their departments, and often the shortened forms of such names (e.g., the Art Institute), are capitalized. A the preceding a name, even when part of the official title, is lowercased in running text. Such generic terms as company and university are usually lowercased when used alone (though they are routinely capitalized in promotional materials, business documents, and the like).