The eponym of James Madison University, James Madison was the fourth president of the United States and generally
is regarded as the Father of the U.S. Constitution.
James Madison University
Use full name on first reference; on second reference, JMU, Madison or university are all acceptable.
James Madison University is in Harrisonburg.
JMU is in Harrisonburg.
The university is in Harrisonburg.
James Madison University Board of Visitors
Capitalize only when the official name is used; always use the official name in first reference.
The James Madison University Board of Visitors will meet this week.
The JMU Board of Visitors will meet this week.
The board of visitors called a special meeting.