Public Affairs Office
Faculty Departments & Staff Offices"Department" refers to faculty departments. Staff functions are called "offices":
the community safety office
Faculty departments: lowercase is preferred. Example:
the history department (preferred), the Department of History
the History Department
Staff offices: lowercase is preferred. Example:
the registrar's office (preferred), the Office of the Registrar
the Registrar's Office
Admission: Reed uses "admission" without a plural "s" for the admission office.
Faculty: lowercased. The faculty as a whole is a singular collective noun ("the college faculty is made up of professors"). An individual is a member of the faculty or a faculty member, not "a faculty," and a few people are not "faculty" but are faculty members (or members of the faculty).
Staff members: the same style is used as for faculty. An individual is not "a staff" but is a staff member or a member of the staff, and a few people are not "staff" but are staff members (or members of the staff). You can use "the staff" when referring to an office's entire group of employees, such as the staff of the business office.