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bachelor's degree

See academic degrees

Battenfeld Hall

Men's scholarship hall.

BEST Building

Business, Engineering, Science & Technology Building on the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. BEST Building is acceptable on all references. 

Big 12

Not Big XII. 

Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum

Housed in Dyche Hall.

Biological Survey, Kansas

On second reference, biological survey. 

Bioscience & Technology Business Center

The BTBC is a partnership of the city of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas Department of Commerce, KU, and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. The BTBC Main Facility (acceptable on second reference) is in the West District, as is the Bioscience & Technology Business Center Expansion Facility (BTBC Expansion Facility on second reference). The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the KU Medical Center (BTBC at KUMC on second reference) is in Kansas City, Kansas.

Board of Regents, Kansas


Use men for all male students. 


Do not capitalize when referring to spring break, fall break, or winter break.

Budig Hall

The hall encompasses Hoch Auditoria, which has three multimedia lecture halls; one seats 1,000, the two others seat 500.


The Campus Buildings Directory is the authority for building names. Capitalize proper names of buildings and subunits of buildings and shortened forms based on proper names. Do not capitalize generic names of facilities or abbreviations based on generic names.

  • Strong Hall, Strong
  • Spencer Museum of Art, art museum
  • Alderson Auditorium, auditorium


Burge Union

On second reference, union, unless the text also mentions the Kansas Union. In that case, use Burge on second reference. The new Burge opened in 2018, replacing the former Burge Union building demolished in 2016 as part of the Central District redevelopment project.