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Facilities Services

Not Facilities Operations.

Family Day

Formerly Parents Day.

fellowships, fellows

Capitalize only proper names when referring to fellowships and their recipients.

     Mellon fellowships, Mellon fellows.


Field Station, KU

The field station consists of 11 reserves in Douglas, Jefferson, and Anderson counties, totaling more than 3,500 acres of nature preserves, an education center, a student farm, research areas, and public trails. Established in 1947, the field station is managed by the Kansas Biological Survey, a KU research center.

Fieldhouse, field house

When referring to the KU sports venue named for longtime basketball coach Forrest C. "Phog" Allen, fieldhouse is one word.

fight song

The fight song is "I'm a Jayhawk."

Film & Media Studies, Department of

The department is housed within the School of the Arts. 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Do not use “Office” or “Department" with this unit name.

Fine Arts, School of

Fink Award

The H. Bernerd Fink Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching. Note the spelling of Bernerd.

First-Year Experience, Office of

Do not use. Now the Center for Orientation & Transition Programs, which implements programs that assist new undergraduates with academic, social, and personal transitions to KU.

fiscal year

The university fiscal year is July 1 to June 30. It's identified by the calendar year in which it ends: Fiscal 2015 ended June 30, 2015. FY 2015 is acceptable for campus publications.

foreign students

Do not use. Use international students.

Fort Hays State University

On second reference, Fort Hays State.

Foundation Distinguished Professorships

Twelve distinguished professorships created by a partnership between KU and the state of Kansas. Capitalize Foundation Distinguished Professor in all instances.

Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center

Now called the University Advising Center.

Fulbright grants, Fulbright scholars

Fulbright grants are awarded by the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State under guidelines established by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.