UCSB Acronyms

At UCSB many acronyms are used to refer to programs, centers, staff and instructors that assume certain roles, and other resources. The list below can help you become familiar with acronyms commonly used on campus.



Acronym What it means Website
ADP Alcohol & Drug Program https://adp.sa.ucsb.edu/
AS Associated Students https://www.as.ucsb.edu/
ACC Assistant Complex Coordinator Scroll down to "APARTMENTS" for a list of ACCs: https://www.housing.ucsb.edu/phones-residential-community-living
ARD Assistant Resident Director Scroll down to "RESIDENCE HALLS" for a list of ARDs: https://www.housing.ucsb.edu/phones-residential-community-living
ASPB Associated Students Program Board https://aspb.as.ucsb.edu/
BARC Billing Accounts Receivable Collections https://mybarc.ucsb.edu/SIWeb/login.jsp
CAB Community Affairs Board https://cab.as.ucsb.edu/
CAPS Counseling & Psychological Services https://caps.sa.ucsb.edu/
CARE Campus Advocacy, Resources, & Education http://wgse.sa.ucsb.edu/care/home
CC Complex Coordinator Scroll down to "APARTMENTS" for a list of CCs: https://www.housing.ucsb.edu/phones-residential-community-living
CCS College of Creative Studies https://ccs.ucsb.edu/
CEC Campus Elections Commission https://studentlife.sa.ucsb.edu/campus-elections/about
CITRAL Center for Innovative Teaching, Reaserch, and Learning https://www.citral.ucsb.edu/about
COC Committee on Committees https://coc.as.ucsb.edu/coc-resources/
CODE Commission on Disability Equality https://code.as.ucsb.edu/
COSWB Commission On Student Well-Being https://coswb.as.ucsb.edu/
CSO Community Service Organization (UCPD) https://www.police.ucsb.edu/cso/about-cso
DLG De La Guerra Dining Commons https://www.housing.ucsb.edu/dining/de-la-guerra-dining-commons
AVC/DOST Assistant Vice Chancellor & Dean of Student Life http://studentlife.sa.ucsb.edu/departments/dean-of-students
DP Del Playa Drive A street in Isla Vista that runs along the ocean: http://www.aw.id.ucsb.edu/maps/images/aw_pdfs/Goleta_IV.pdf
DSP Disabled Students Program https://dsp.ext-prod.sa.ucsb.edu/
EAB Environmental Affairs Board https://eab.as.ucsb.edu/
EAP Education Abroad Program https://eap.ucsb.edu/
EAOP Early Academic Outreach Program http://eao.sa.ucsb.edu/
EOP Educational Opportunity Program http://eop.sa.ucsb.edu/
FNBS Food Nutrition & Basic Skills https://wellness.sa.ucsb.edu/health-topics/food-nutrition-basic-skills
FRAP Faculty Research Assistance Program https://urca.ucsb.edu/frap
FSSP Freshman Summer Start Program https://wellness.sa.ucsb.edu/health-topics/food-nutrition-basic-skills
GOLD Gaucho On-Line Data https://my.sa.ucsb.edu/gold/
GS GauchoSpace https://gauchospace.ucsb.edu/courses/
GSACC Graduate Student Apartment Community Council https://www.housing.ucsb.edu/graduate-students/graduate-student-apartments-community-council-gsacc
HFA Division of Humanities and Fine Arts https://www.hfa.ucsb.edu/
HRB Human Rights Board https://www.facebook.com/pg/ucsbhrb/about/?ref=page_internal
HSSB Humanities and Social Science Building http://www.aw.id.ucsb.edu/maps/
ID Instructional Development http://id.ucsb.edu/
IV Isla Vista http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/parents/student-activities-campus-life-1/student-activities-campus-life/isla-vista
IVCRC Isla Vista Community Relations Committee https://ivcrc.as.ucsb.edu/
IVTU Isla Vista Tenants Union https://ivtu.as.ucsb.edu/
L&S College of Letters & Science https://www.college.ucsb.edu/
LRC Legal Resource Center https://legal.as.ucsb.edu/about/
MCC Multicultural Center https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/
MLPS Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences https://www.science.ucsb.edu/
OEP Office of Eduction Partnerships https://oep.ucsb.edu/
OSC Office of Student Conduct http://studentconduct.sa.ucsb.edu/
OSC ONDAS Student Center https://ondas.ucsb.edu/
RA Resident Assistant https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_assistant
RD Resident Director Scroll down to "RESIDENCE HALLS" for a list of RDs: https://www.housing.ucsb.edu/phones-residential-community-living
Rec Cen Recreation Center https://recreation.ucsb.edu/home/about
RCSGD Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity http://rcsgd.sa.ucsb.edu/
RHA Residential Housing Association https://www.housing.ucsb.edu/residence-halls/residential-housing-association
SA Student Affairs http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/home
SACC Student Apartment Community Council https://www.housing.ucsb.edu/undergraduate-apartments/student-apartments-community-council-sacc
SBCC Santa Barbara City College https://www.sbcc.edu/
SCORE Student Commission On Racial Equality https://score.as.ucsb.edu/
SEAL Student Engagement & Leadership http://osl.sa.ucsb.edu/
SIRRC Student Initiated Recruitment and Retention Committee https://sirrc.as.ucsb.edu/
SNAC Student Needs Advising Center https://food.ucsb.edu/resources/basic-needs-advocates
SOSC Division of Social Sciences https://www.socialsciences.ucsb.edu/
SRB Student Resource Building http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/student-resource-building/home
STEP Summer Transitional Enrichment Program http://eop.sa.ucsb.edu/summer-programs/step
STTP Summer Transfer Transition Program https://eop.sa.ucsb.edu/summer-programs/sttp
TA Teaching Assistant https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teaching_assistant
TAP Transportation Alternatives Program https://www.tps.ucsb.edu/commuter-options/why-join-tap
TBL The Bottom Line https://thebottomline.as.ucsb.edu/
TBTN Take Back The Night https://tbtn.as.ucsb.edu/
TPS Transportation & Parking Services https://www.tps.ucsb.edu/
TSC Transfer Student Center https://transfercenter.ucsb.edu/
UCen University Center https://my.sa.ucsb.edu/catalog/Current/CampusInfo/UCen.aspx
UCHS University & Community Housing Services https://www.housing.ucsb.edu/contracts
UCOP University of California Office of the President https://www.ucop.edu/about/
UCPD University of California Police Department https://www.police.ucsb.edu
URCA Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities https://urca.ucsb.edu/about
UCSA University of California Students Association https://ucsa.org/
USS Undocumented Student Services http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/dreamscholars/home