I came across this blog post about the Harvard Extension School which says
Every student and alumnus at Harvard identifies with the school he or she is affiliated with. And, like it or not, “Harvard University” is synonymous with “Harvard College” in the eyes of the public, and many people in the corporate world. At the graduate level, “Harvard University” is associated with the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences programs that lead to MAs and PhDs. The Extension School is very, very different than the College or the advanced programs in GSAS.
I never followed those guidelines [which said you don't need to mention that you attended the extension school on a resume], either. I felt “Harvard University, Master of Liberal Arts, Concentration In History” was misleading and not representative of the degree that I earned through the Extension School. I have always used “Harvard Extension School” on my LinkedIn profile and paper versions of my resume, and clearly state this fact on this blog and elsewhere.
That blog also quotes a comment on this article (comments appear to be no longer visible) that reads:
I have a master’s degree from Harvard obtained through the HES. My diploma says Harvard University (in latin no less). I have had headhunters and recruiters question me on it and state that it was misleading for me to list Harvard University as my school. My diploma says Harvard University, my classes were all taken on campus at Harvard (before online classes were popular), so many had to be taught by Harvard professors and not instructors, I completed all the degree requirements. I don’t see anything misleading and I don’t know how else to list it on my resume.
The blog author agrees with the headhunters, claiming that this is misleading. The implication throughout the article is that anyone who goes to the college should write "Harvard College," the law school "Harvard Law School," etc. and that it is unethical and misleading to not identify the subset of the university that you attended. Is that correct? Specifically, is there an obligation to put the college/school/division/etc. of a university you attend on your resume?
I'm not interested in the case of getting your degree from different campuses of the same university (for example, University of Maryland College Park vs University of Maryland Baltimore County). Additionally, I agree that putting "Harvard University" and then lying about if you did SES when you are asked is unethical. But I don't see any reason why someone shouldn't put "Harvard University" on their resume in this case.
I can understand why some people would want to or choose to, but I'm curious if y'all agree that it is unethical to not put the name of the school. For example, you saw a resume which just read "Georgia Institute of Technology" (as mine does) and didn't mention which of several schools my CS degree is from, would you care that I was inspecific? I am primarily interested in general answers to my bolded question.