Guide to ND Acronyms

Acronym Name Type
AAA Asian American Association Student group
ABD All but dissertation Academic
ACC Atlantic Coast Conference Athletic conference
AFROTC Air Force ROTC Academic program
AL Arts and Letters Academic college
AOD Alcohol and Other Drugs Student wellness term
AROTC Army ROTC Academic program
AVP Associate Vice President Common title for leadership on campus
ASA African Student Association Student group
AWIS Association of Women in Science Student group
BCAC Black Cultural Arts Council Student group
BGSA Black Graduate Student Association Student group
BGSO Biology Graduate Student Organization Student group
BP Breen-Phillips Hall Residence Hall (women's)
BSA Black Students Association Student group
C.S.F.N. Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth Religious order
CCC Club Coordination Council Student group
CGC Catholic Graduate Community Student group
CGSO Chemistry Graduate Student Organization Student group
CoMo Coleman-Morse Center Campus building
Comm Commissioner Position/title
CRC Club Resource Center Student group resource
CRC Center for Research Computing Academic program
C.S.C. Congregation of Holy Cross Religious order
CSC Center for Social Concerns Administrative department
CSSA Chinese Student & Scholar Association Student group
CUSE Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement Academic department
DBRT DeBartolo Hall Campus building
DCND Diversity Council of Notre Dame Student group
DGS Director of Graduate Studies Graduate School
DMCA Digital Millennium Copyright Act Law about illegal downloads
DPAC DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Campus building
DSA Division of Student Affairs Administrative department
DTSB Downtown South Bend South Bend Community
ECDC Early Childhood Development Center Daycare near campus
ESC Eddy Street Commons Off-campus location
ETD Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Academic
EVP Executive Vice President Position/title
FASO Filipino American Student Organization Student group
FAST First Aid Services Team Student group
FCC Freshman Class Council Student group
FMB Financial Management Board Student group
FOAPAL Fund Organization Account Program Activity Location Notre Dame accounting term
FG Fischer Graduate Residences Residence (graduate student apartments)
FTT Film, Television and Theater Academic program
FUEL First Undergraduate Experience in Leadership Student Government initiative
FYE First Year Experience Academic program
FYO First Year Orientation Orientation Program
FYA First Year Advising Academic college
GCS Graduate Career Services Graduate School
GPS Graduation Progress System Registrar System
GRC Gender Relations Center Administrative department
GSU Graduate Student Union Graduate Student Program
GTS Graduate Theological Society Graduate Student Group
Gug Guglielmino Athletics Complex Campus building
HCC Holy Cross College Higher education institution
HPC Hall Presidents Council Student group
HYSP Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program Academic program
I.H.M. Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Religious order
ICL Institute for Church Life Academic department
ISSA International Student and Scholar Affairs Administrative department
ITC Information Technology Center Campus building
JACC Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center (Joyce Center) Campus building
LaFun LaFortune Student Center Campus building
LAX Lacrosse  (Men's Lacrosse) (Women's Lacrosse) Athletic team
LGAND Latino/a Graduate Association of Notre Dame Graduate Student Group
LSC LaFortune Student Center Campus building
McWell Rev. James E. McDonald, C.S.C. Center for Student Well-Being Student Health
MBAA MBA Association Student group
MCOB Mendoza College of Business Campus building
MSA Muslim Student Association Student Group
MSOC Men's Soccer Athletic team
MSPS Multicultural Student Programs and Services Administrative department
NDAA Notre Dame Alumni Association Administrative department
NDCC Notre Dame Conference Center Campus building
NDFCU Notre Dame Federal Credit Union Bank
NDFD Notre Dame Fire Department Campus service
NDH North Dining Hall Campus eatery
NDI Notre Dame International Administrative department
ndID Notre Dame Identification Card ID card
ndID Notre Dame Identification Number University Identification
NDPD Notre Dame Security Police Law enforcement agency
NDTV Notre Dame TV (student-run TV station) TV station
NetID net ID Login credentials for IT resources
NROTC Navy ROTC Academic program
O.S.B.M. Order of Saint Basil the Great  Religious order
O.F.M. Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) Religious order
O.P. Order of Preachers (Dominicans) Religious order
OCR Off-Campus Resources Resource
OCS Office of Community Standards Administrative department
ODS Office of Disability Services Administrative department
OIT Office of Information Technologies Administrative department
OSA Office of Student Affairs Administrative department
OSC Orientation Steering Committee Student group
OSE Office of Student Enrichment  
OSFS Office of Student Financial Services Administrative department
O'Shag O'Shaughnessy Hall Campus building
PE Pasquerilla East Hall Residence Hall (women's)
PI Principle Investigator Position/title
PLS Program of Liberal Studies Academic program
PW Pasquerilla West Hall Residence Hall (women's)
ROCK Rockne Memorial Building Campus building
ROTC Reserve Officers Training Corps Academic program
S.I.W. Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament Religious order
S.J. Society of Jesus (Jesuits) Religious order
S.S.J. Sisters of St. Joseph Religious order
SAO Student Activities Office Administrative department
SBA Student Bar Association Student group
SBT South Bend Tribune Local newspaper
SDH South Dining Hall Campus eatery
SG Student Government Student group
SJCPL St. Joseph Public Library Local library
SJRMC St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Local hospital
SMC Saint Mary's College Higher education institution
SUB Student Union Board Student group
SWE Society of Women Engineers Student group
UCC University Counseling Center Campus service
UHS University Health Services Campus service
VP Vice President Position/title
VPSA Vice President for Student Affairs Position/title
WBND ABC affiliate TV station TV station
WNDU NBC affiliate TV station TV station
WSBT CBS affiliate TV station TV station