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SCU Editorial Style Guide

V

the Vatican
valley

Capitalize only when used as part of a formal title:

  • Santa Clara Valley
  • Silicon Valley

Lowercase the word valley when it stands on its own or on second reference.

vice president

DO NOT HYPHENATE.  Upercase when used before a person's name, lowercase after:

  • Santa Clara University's Vice President for University Relations Jim Purell plans to step down from his post later this year.
  • Jim Purcell, vice president for University Relations, announced plans to retire in December.
vice provost, vice chair

No hyphen.  Title capitalization guidelines apply.  See capitilization.

viewbook

One word. Use uppercase when saying Santa Clara University Viewbook 2010. Lowercase on second reference.

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