Acronym Guide

Acronyms are ubiquitous across the Chico State campus. If you ever get stumped, try a search on this page for enlightenment.

Tip: Use your browser's Find function (Mac: Cmd + F; PC: Ctrl + F) to quickly locate an acronym.

Administrative

Offices / Departments

  • ARC Accessibility Resource Center

  • CCLC Cross-Cultural Leadership Center

  • CELT Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching

  • CO Chancellor's Office

  • FAAF Faculty Affairs Office

  • GRAD Graduate Studies

  • HRIS Human Resources Information Systems

  • HRSC Human Resources Service Center

  • ITSS IT Support Services

  • OIE Office of Internal Education

  • RCE Regional and Continuing Education

  • RESP Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

  • RF Research Foundation

  • SSL Student Life & Leadership

  • TLP Technology & Learning Program

  • UED Undergraduate Education

  • UF University Foundation

  • UPD University Police Department

Organizations / Committees / Associations

  • AS Associated Students

  • AS Academic Senate

  • APC Academic Planning Committee

  • APC Academic Professionals of California

  • AURTEC All University Responsibility Teacher Education Council

  • CAB Curriculum Advisory Board

  • CAD Council of Academic Deans

  • CAVE Community Action Volunteers in Education

  • CFA California Faculty Association

  • CIE&A Council for Institutional Effectiveness & Accountability

  • CLIC Community Legal Information Center

  • CPAI Academic Integrity (Council for Promoting) ­

  • CPEC Campus Planning Executive Committee and Land Use Aesthetics

  • CSC Campus Sustainability Committee

  • CSUEU California State University Employees Union

  • EPPC Educational Policies & Programs Committee

  • FASP Faculty & Student Policies Committee

  • FRAS Faculty Recognition & Support Committee

  • UAW United Auto Workers

  • UBC University Budget Committee

  • UDC University Diversity Council

  • UCAC University Construction Advisory Committee

  • UTAC University Technology Advisory Committee

  • WASC Western Association of Schools & Colleges

Miscellaneous

  • AAF Academic Appointment Form

  • AA/S Administrative Analyst/ Specialist

  • ACF Academic Change Form

  • ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

  • ASA Administrative Support Assistant

  • ASC Administrative Support Coordinator

  • CBA Collective Bargaining Agreement

  • EM Executive Memorandum

  • EO Executive Order

  • FERP Faculty Early Retirement Program

  • FERPA Family Education Rights & Privacy Act of 1974

  • FPPP Faculty Personnel Policies & Procedures

  • GRARB Grievance & Arbitration

  • MOU Memorandum of Understanding

  • PAF Personnel Action File

  • RTP Retention, Tenure & Promotion

  • WPAF Working Personnel Action File

Academic

Teaching

  • APDB Academic Planning Database

  • AWTU Assigned Weighted Teaching Units

  • FTEF Full Time Equivalent Faculty

  • FTES Full Time Equivalent Student

  • GA Graduate Assistant

  • ISA Instructional Student Assistant

  • SCU Student Credit Units

  • SLO Student Learning Outcomes

  • TA Teaching Associate

  • WTU Weighted Teaching Units

Colleges

  • AGR College of Agriculture

  • BSS College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

  • BUS (sometimes COB) College of Business

  • CME College of Communication and Education

  • CNS (sometimes NS) College of Natural Sciences

  • ECC College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management

  • HFA College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Departments / Subject Areas

  • AAST Asian American Studies

  • ABUS Agriculture Business

  • ACCT Accounting

  • AFAM  African American Studies

  • AFRI  African Studies

  • AGET Agriculture Engineering Technology

  • AGRI Agriculture

  • AIST American Indian Studies

  • AMST American Studies

  • ANSC Animal Science

  • ANTH Anthropology

  • APCG Applied Computer Graphics

  • ARAB Arabic

  • ARTH Art History

  • ARTS Art

  • ASST Asian Studies

  • BADM Business Administration

  • BIOL Biological Sciences

  • BLAW Business Law

  • BLMC Education-Bilingual/Multicultural

  • BSIS Business Information Systems

  • CDES Communication Design

  • CHEM  Chemistry

  • CHLD Child Development

  • CHNS Chinese

  • CHST Chicano Studies

  • CIMT Concrete Industry Management

  • CINS Computer Information Systems

  • CIVL Civil Engineering

  • CMGT Construction Management

  • CMSD Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • CMST Communication Studies

  • COMM Communication

  • CSCI Computer Science

  • ECON Economics

  • EDAD Education Administration

  • EDCI Education-Curriculum and Instruction

  • EDMA Education-Master's Study

  • EDSL Education-Second Language

  • EDTE  Education-Teacher Education

  • EDUC Education

  • EECE Electrical/Electronic Engineering

  • EFLN English as a Foreign Language

  • ENGL English

  • ENGR Engineering

  • ENVL Environmental Literacy

  • FINA    Finance

  • FLNG Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • FREN  French

  • GEOG Geography

  • GEOS Geosciences

  • GERM German

  • GNED General Education

  • GREK Greek

  • GSTP General Studies Thematic Program

  • HBRW Hebrew

  • HCSV Health and Community Service

  • HIST History

  • HNDI Hindi

  • HNRS Honors

  • HUMN Humanities

  • IDES Interior Design

  • IDST Interdisciplinary Studies (Graduate Level)

  • INST International Studies

  • INTB International Business

  • INTD Interdisciplinary Studies (Undergraduate Level)

  • ITAL Italian

  • JAPN Japanese

  • JOUR Journalism

  • KINE  Kinesiology

  • LAST Latin American Studies

  • LATN Latin

  • LBST Liberal Studies

  • LDRS Leadership Studies

  • MATH Mathematics

  • MCGS Multicultural and Gender Studies

  • MECA Mechatronic Engineering

  • MECH Mechanical Engineering

  • MEST Middle Eastern Studies

  • MGMT Management

  • MINS Management Information Systems

  • MJIS Modern Jewish and Israel Studies

  • MKTG Marketing

  • MTHE Mathematics Education

  • MUSC Music

  • NFSC Nutrition and Food Science

  • NSCI Natural Sciences

  • NSCT Natural Science Teaching

  • NURS Nursing

  • PHIL Philosophy

  • PHYS Physics

  • POLS Political Science

  • PORT Portuguese

  • PSSC Plant and Soil Science

  • PSYC  Psychology

  • QBAN Quantitative Business Analysis

  • RDGL Education-Reading/Language Arts

  • REAL Real Estate

  • RECR Recreation Administration

  • RELS Religious Studies

  • RUSS Russian

  • SCMS Supply Chain Management Systems

  • SMFG Sustainable Manufacturing

  • SOCI Sociology

  • SOSC Social Science

  • SPAN Spanish

  • SPED Education-Special Education

  • SWRK Social Work

  • THAI Thai

  • THEA Theatre Arts

  • UGED Undergraduate Education

  • UNIV University Academics

  • VIET Vietnamese

  • WMST Women's Studies

Building Names & Locations

  • 25MST 25 Main Street

  • 35MST 35 Main Street

  • AEWC Albert E. Warrens Reception Center

  • AGYM Arthur Acker Gymnasium

  • AJH Aymer J. Hamilton Building

  • AYRS John C. Ayres Hall

  • BMU Bell Memorial Union

  • BOWL Bidwell Bowl

  • BUTE Butte Hall

  • CCE Center for Continuing Education

  • CLSA Colusa Hall

  • DEEN The Deen House

  • ESKEN Esken Residence Hall

  • FARM University Farm

  • GLNN Glenn Hall

  • GRNH Greenhouse

  • HOLT Holt Hall

  • KNDL Kendall Hall

  • KONK Konkow Residence Hall

  • INFO University Information Center

  • LANG Langdon Engineering Center

  • LASS Lassen Residence Hall

  • LAXS Laxson Auditorium

  • MECH Mechoopda Residence Hall

  • MLIB Meriam Library

  • MODC Modoc Hall

  • NETL Nettleton Stadium

  • OCNL John F. O'Connell Center

  • PAC Performing Arts Center

  • PHSC Physical Science Building

  • PLMS Plumas Hall

  • POOL Swimming Pool Complex

  • R Reynolds Warehouse (R Building)

  • RCVG Receiving

  • REC Recreation & Learning Center

  • ROTH Roth Building

  • S Stiles Warehouse (S Building)

  • SAPP Ella Caroline Sapp Hall (alumni)

  • SELV Selvester's Café

  • SGYM Shurmer Gymnasium

  • SH Sierra Hall and Annex

  • SHAS Shasta Residence Hall

  • SHC Student Health Center

  • SSC Student Services Center

  • SSKU Siskiyou Hall

  • STAD Stadium and Track

  • SUTR Sutter Hall

  • TALR Alva P. Taylor Hall

  • THMA Tehama Hall

  • TRNT Trinity Hall

  • U U Building

  • UHFS University Housing and Food Service

  • VIL University Village

  • WHIT Whitney Residence Hall

  • WREC Wildcat Recreation Center

  • YOLO Yolo Hall

  • YUBA Yuba Hall