What’s in a Word?

Posted: February 20, 2013

Scripps College maintains a list of acronyms and abbreviations a mile long. To help kick off the spring semester, we’ve compiled them below in case you didn’t know what some of them meant!

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  • 3CIV: 3 College Intervarsity
  • 5Cs: The Claremont Colleges: CMC, HMC, Pitzer, Pomona, Scripps
  • 7Cs: CGU, CMC, HMC, KGI, Pitzer, Pomona, Scripps
  • A-Team: Activities Team
  • A&IR: Assessment & Institutional Research
  • AAMP: Asian American Mentor Program
  • AASP: Asian American Sponsor Program
  • AASU: Asian American Student Union
  • Ad-Board: Claremont College Asian American Advisory Board
  • AV: Audio/Visual Department
  • Balch Hall: Janet Jacks Balch Hall
  • Browning: Ellen Browning Residence Hall
  • CAPAS: Center for Asian Pacific American Students
  • CCBDC: Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company
  • CCL: Cafe Con Leche
  • CGU: Claremont Graduate University
  • CHM: Clark Humanities Museum
  • Clark: Grace Scripps Clark Residence Hall
  • CLORGs: Clubs and organizations
  • CLSA: Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center
  • CMC: Claremont McKenna College
  • CMS: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps athletics
  • College, the: when referring to Scripps College; do not capitalize “the”
  • CP&R: Career Planning & Resources
  • CUC: Claremont University Consortium
  • Denison Library: Ella Strong Denison Library
  • DOF: Dean of Faculty
  • Dorsey: Susan Miller Dorsey Residence Hall
  • DOS: Dean of Students
  • EBSS: Ellen Browning Scripps Society
  • FEC: Faculty Executive Committee
  • Field House: Sallie Tiernan Field House
  • Frankel: Cecil and Bessie Frankel Residence Hall
  • GJW: Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Residence Hall
  • GOLD: Graduates of the Last Decade
  • GWS: Gender and Women’s Studies
  • HEO: Health Education Outreach
  • HMC: Harvey Mudd College
  • HR: Human Resources
  • Humanities Building: Bette Cree Edwards Humanities Building
  • EUCC: European Union Center of California
  • I-Place: International Place of the Claremont Colleges

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  • IA: Institutional Advancement
  • ILLIAD: Interlibrary Loan
  • IT: Information Technology
  • IT-FITS: IT-Faculty Instructional Technology Support
  • IWS: Intercollegiate Women’s Studies
  • Keck Science Department: W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, and Scripps College
  • KGI: Keck Graduate Institute
  • Kimberly: Mary Kimberly Residence Hall
  • KSPC: KSPC 88.7FM
  • Lang: Lang Art Building
  • Lincoln Building: Joan and David Lincoln Ceramic Art Building
  • LLAiR: Lois Langland Alumna-in-Residence program
  • Malott Commons: Elizabeth Hubert Malott Commons
  • Motley, The: The Motley Coffeehouse – capitalize “The”
  • NSP: New Student Program
  • OBSA: Office of Black Student Affairs
  • OCS: Off-Campus Study
  • OWL: Outdoor Women Leadership
  • PAC: Scripps College Performing Arts Center
  • PACDI: President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity
  • Post-Bac: Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program
  • PP: Pomona-Pitzer
  • Press, the: The Scripps College Press
  • QQAMP: Queer, Questioning, and Allied Mentor Program
  • QRC: Queer Resource Center
  • Revelle House: Ellen Clark Revelle House
  • Routt: Mary Routt Residence Hall
  • SADIOS: Spend a Day in Our Shoes
  • SAF: Scripps Association of Families
  • SAO: Student Account Office
  • SARLO: Student Activities and Residential Life Office
  • SAS: Scripps Associated Students
  • SCA: Scripps College Academy
  • SCORE: Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment
  • SIF: Student Investment Fund
  • SOAR: Scripps Orientation Activity Retreat
  • SQS: Scripps Quest Scholars
  • TFH: Tiernan Field House
  • Steele Hall: Harry and Grace Steele Hall
  • Toll: Eleanor Joy Toll Residence Hall
  • WW: Wanawake Weusi
  • Wilbur: Marguerite and Van Rensselaer Wilbur Residence Hall
  • Williamson Gallery: Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery

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