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Though we prefer to set off the term Inc. with commas, many corporations do not use this style. Treat corporate names in accordance with each corporation’s preferences.

Indiana University

The following are the full names and abbreviated names of the university and its eight campuses (plus the center at Columbus) in the order in which they are usually listed. Note that at is not a part of any campus name (e.g., it’s Indiana University Kokomo not Indiana University at Kokomo). In addition, an en dash, not a hyphen, is used in the spelled-out versions of IUPUI, IPFW, and IUPU Columbus.

Indiana University, IU (Note: Periods are not used in IU.)

Indiana University Bloomington, IU Bloomington (no dash or hyphen; not an official campus name but may be necessary for clarity)

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, IUPUI

Indiana University East, IU East

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, IPFW

Indiana University Kokomo, IU Kokomo

Indiana University Northwest, IU Northwest

Indiana University South Bend, IU South Bend

Indiana University Southeast, IU Southeast

Indiana University–Purdue University Columbus, IUPU Columbus

Indiana University Art Museum

See Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art.

international students

The phrase international students is preferable to foreign students.


This term is capitalized. It should not be used interchangeably with World Wide Web.


See foreign words and phrases, quotation marks, and titles of works.


Do not use periods.