Stetson University

Glossary

Like folks at all academic institutions, Stetson University Hatters have developed a language of our own. This page is a glossary of terms you will commonly hear around the DeLand campus. Additionally, some named rooms are listed because although "everybody knows" where they are located, if you are new to campus, you may not.

A

AA

Academic Affairs; The Office of Academic Affairs - first floor DeLand Hall.

AACSB

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; accrediting body for the School of Business Administration.

AAC&U

American Association of Colleges and Universities.

A&S

Arts and Sciences; College of Arts and Sciences.

Academic Affairs Leaders

Administrative staff who report directly to the provost: associate vice president for Boundless Learning, associate provost for faculty development, assistant provost for Student Success, director of institutional research, director of international learning, registrar, grants director.

Academic Leaders

Academic deans, department chairs, program directors, etc. - see the academic leadership web page.

AC

Assistant Coordinator (F.O.C.U.S.).

ACPA

American College Personnel Association / College Student Educators International.

ACS

American Chemical Society; accrediting body for Chemistry.

ACUHO

Association of College and University Housing Officers.

ACUI

Association of College Unions International.

ADA

American with Disabilities Act.

Advising Matters

An online advising handbook for students and faculty.

AFAC

Activity Fund Allocation Committee.

AHEC

Area Health Education Center (funding source of WAR Tobacco grants).

AODIC

Alcohol and Other Drug Intervention Coalition.

APAC

Academic Planning Advisory Committee.

ASC

Academic Success Center.

AY

Academic Year.

B

Banner

The University's administrative data base.

BannerWeb

Online access for students, faculty, and staff to the Banner administrative data base, known as my.stetson.edu or simply "My Stetson."

BCM

Baptist Collegiate Ministry, now know as Cooperative Collegiate Fellowship or CCF.

Blackboard

Stetson's learning management system - class information maintained by faculty for the students enrolled in their classes. Blackboard login.

Bursar

The Bursar's Office is where students can settle their accounts. The office, located in Elizabeth Hall room 112, is also known as Student Accounts.

C

CACREP

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs; accrediting body for Counselor Education.

CAS

College of Arts and Sciences.

CASAB

College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board.

Catalog

The Stetson University catalog.

CCC

Cross Cultural Center.

CCE

Center for Community Engagement (formerly the Center for Service Learning).

CCF

Cooperative Collegiate Fellowship (formerly known as BCM or Baptist Collegiate Ministry).

CCFCC

Colleges of Central Florida Career Consortium.

CE

Continuing Education.

CDAA

Career Development and Academic Advising.

Celebration

The Stetson University Center at Celebration - a satellite location south of Orlando.

CELL

Continuing Education and Life-long Learning Committee.

CERTF

Course Evaluation Review Task Force.

Chapel

The Lee Chapel is located on the first floor of Elizabeth Hall; it was formerly known as the Elizabeth Hall Chapel or sometimes simply "Elizabeth Hall" or "Elizabeth Hall Auditorium."

CHOMI

Center for Holistic Microcredit Initiatives.

CIL

Center for International Learning (formerly Center for International Education).

CIO Conference Room

Chief Information Officer Conference Room, Lynn Business Center room 126.

CLaSS

Campus Life and Student Success.

COE

Constellation, or Center, of Excellence - interdisciplinary "group" formed to encourage intellectual curiosity, academic experiences, curricular initiatives, faculty development, and faculty and student support.

Coffee Shop

A coffee shop located on the first floor of the CUB.

CoL

College of Law; Stetson University College of Law, located in Gulfport with a satellite campus in Tampa.

Commons

The university's main dining hall, located on the first floor of the CUB.

COSM*S

Committee on Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science at Stetson.

CPE

Certified Peer Educator.

CRN

Course Reference Number - the number used to indicate a specific course and section number in Banner or my.stetson.edu.

C-Store

A small convenience store located in the CUB, accessed from the east side.

CUB

Carlton Union Building - Stetson's student union. The CUB houses the Commons (the dining hall), the Coffee Shop, the Faculty Lounge, and the SGA office on the first floor, and, the Student Success Center, the "HUB in the CUB," and the Office of the Dean of Students and Vice President for Campus Life as well as the Stetson Room and Private Dining Room on the second floor.

D

Dean

The chief academic officer of each of Stetson's colleges, schools, and library: the College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Law, The duPont-Ball Library, the School of Music, and the School of Business Administration. The deans report directly to the Provost, the chief academic officer of the University.

Stetson also has a Dean of Students, who oversees all student affairs.

Dean's Office

Academic Deans:

  • College of Arts and Sciences: Elizabeth Hall room 108
  • duPont-Ball Library: check with the Circulation Desk
  • School of Business Administration: Lynn Business Center room 513
  • School of Music: Presser Hall room 125

Dean of Students: Carlton Union Building room 201

Degree Audit

A listing of a student's progress toward their degree requirements, accessed through my.stetson.edu.

DH

Davis Hall

DHBR or DLHBR

DeLand Hall Board Room, located on the first floor of DeLand Hall.

Discovery

Discovery students are students who have not yet declared a specific major (Discovery Program).

DPO

Departmental Purchase Order.

E

EDGAR

Education Department General Administration Regulations. All higher education institutions are required to have a comprehensive plan for prevention, education and management of alcohol and other drug situations in campuses. For more information on how this is implemented at Stetson, contact the office of the Vice President for Students Affairs.

EH

Elizabeth Hall.

Eliz

Elizabeth Hall.

F

Facilities

The Facilities Management Team - for maintenance questions and/or to submit a work order, contact the Facilities Management Work Order Center at workdesk@stetson.edu or 386-822-8810 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. For after-hours emergencies, contact Public Safety at 386-833-7300.

Faculty Lounge

Meeting room located on the first floor of the CUB.

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/).

FCPA

Florida Career Professionals Association.

Feasel Hall

Feasel Rehearsal Hall room 111, McMahan Hall.

FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

FTIC

First Time in College.

FOCUS

New student orientation, which begins after the residence halls open and before classes begin in August.

Forest of Arden

Tree-filled lawn to the south of Sampson Hall and the east of Presser Hall.

Founding Fathers' Room

Lecture hall/classroom - Elizabeth Hall room 322.

FSEM

First year seminar.

FY

Fiscal year.

FYE

First year English: ENGL 100 or 101, taken by most first year students.

FYE

First Year Experience Living Learning Community.

G

GEAC

General Education Assessment Committee.

GLBTA

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies.

GPS

Guide for Proactive Success; a program for students offered by the Academic Resources Center and the Student Success Center.

Green Pages

Stetson's online campus directory.

H

HAC

Hand Art Center.

Hansen (Computer) Lab

Computer lab/classroom - Sage Hall Science Center room 142.

Hat Rack

The campus snack bar, located in the CUB.

HATS

High Achieving and Talented Students - an enrichment program for elementary and middle school students. For more info, email HATS@stetson.edu.

Hatter

A student, alumnus, or employee of Stetson University. Also the Stetson University mascot.

Hatter Saturday

Accepted student day for admitted students, held annually in April - for more information, contact the Office of Admission.

Help Desk

The IT Help Desk email: helpdesk@stetson.edu. You can also contact them 386-822-7217 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

HIPAA

Heath Information Privacy Act (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).

HOLA

Hispanic Organization for Latin American Awareness.

HPAC

Health Professions Advisory Committee - works with pre-health students (pre-med, pre-vet, pre-pharmacy, pre- other health professions) who are interested in pursuing a career in a health profession.

HR

Human Resources - Allen House, 386-822-8710, humres@stetson.edu.

HRA

Head Resident Assistant.

HRL

Department of Housing and Residential Life, located in Nemec Hall.

HUB or Hub in the CUB

A help desk for students and faculty with regards to Student Success resources, located on the second floor of the CUB. Also, email: hubinthecub@stetson.edu or contact 386-822-7776.

I

IFC

Inter-Fraternal Council.

IHE

Institution of Higher Education.

IM

Intramurals or intramural sports.

ISO

International Student Organization.

IR

Incident Report.

IR or IRO

Institutional Research Office, located on the second floor of DeLand Hall.

IRB

Institutional Review Board, which reviews all research with human participants conducted at Stetson University.

IT

Information Technology - The IT help desk can be reached at helpdesk@stetson.edu or 386-822-7217 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. They are located in the lower level of the LBC, with exterior access from the north side of the building.

J

Jenkins Room

Lecture hall/classroom - Sage Hall Science Center room 213.

John E. Johns Room

Lecture hall/classroom - Elizabeth Hall room 315.

JS, JSEM

Junior Seminar.

L

Lawson Room

Seminar-style classroom - Elizabeth Hall room 206.

LAS

Liberal Arts and Sciences.

LBC

Lynn Business Center.

LBCBR

Lynn Business Center Board Room - Lynn Business Center room 213.

LEAP

Liberal Education and America's Promise.

Lee Chapel

Located on the first floor of Elizabeth Hall, the Lee Chapel was formerly known as the Elizabeth Hall chapel.

LLC

Living Learning Community.

LMS

Learning Management System - at Stetson, we use Blackboard.

Math Clinic

The math tutoring lab - Elizabeth Hall room 209.

M

Media

Learning Technologies - located in the Media Center. Although the Media center is physically in the duPont-Ball Library building, it cannot be accessed from the Library per se. Enter via the courtyard on the north side of the library.

MH

McMahan Hall.

MSC

Multicultural Student Council.

my.stetson.edu or My Stetson

Online access to the Banner administrative data base for all Stetson students, faculty, and staff; and sometimes called simply "MyStetson" and formerly known as BannerWeb.

N

NACA

National Association of Campus Activities.

NACE

National Association of Colleges and Employers.

NACURH

National Association of College and University Residence Halls.

NASM

National Association of Schools of Music; accrediting body for the School of Music.

NASPA

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

NCATE

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education; accrediting body for Teacher Education.

NCC

National Certified Counselor.

Nightlights

A student activities/gathering room above the University Bookstore, CUB.

NIRSA

National Intramural Sport Association (includes all campus recreation including club sports).

NRT

Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

NSSE

National Survey of Student Engagement.

O

OCR

Office of Civil Rights (US Department of Education).

OSI

Office of Student Involvement.

P

Palm Court

The area in the center of campus with the fountain, sometimes referred to as the Quad.

PBK

Phi Beta Kappa; honor society in the College of Arts and Sciences.

PH

Presser Hall.

PO

Post Office or mail room, located in the CUB near the Bookstore.

Private Dining Room

Located behind the Stetson Room, on the second floor of the CUB.

Provost

The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the University. The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs is located on the first floor of DeLand Hall.

PS

Print Shop.

PS

Public Safety.

P-Safe

Public Safety.

PSO

Public Safety Office, located at 405 North Amelia Avenue, 386-822-7300.

Purge

At the end of the drop/add period, a computer purge, or deletion of records, is performed to make sure class rosters list only those students who are officially registered for classes. Students who find themselves "purged" should immediately see the Bursar and Registrar.

q

QEP

Quality Enhancement Plan.

Quad

The area in the center of campus with the fountain, also known as the Palm Court.

R

RA

Resident Assistant.

RELC

Rinker Environmental Learning Center.

ResLife

Department of Housing and Residential Life, located in Nemec Hall.

RLC

Residential Life Coordinator.

Rinker Auditorium

Large auditorium-style lecture hall/classroom - 108 Lynn Business Center.

Rinker Field House

Gymnasium located in the Hollis Center.

S

SACS

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; accrediting body for Stetson University.

SAFAC

Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee.

Samp

Sampson Hall.

Senior Academic Leadership Team (SALT)

The Academic Deans plus the Academic Affairs Leaders.

SGA

Student Government Association.

SH

Sage Hall Science Center.

SHS

Student Health Services.

SICE

Stetson Institute for Christian Ethics.

SISR

Stetson Institute for Social Research.

SOAR

Stetson Outdoor Adventure and Recreation.

SoBA or SOBA

School of Business Administration.

SoM or SOM

School of Music.

Stetson Core

The general education core requirements at Stetson University.

Stetson Quality and Innovation Team (SQuINT)

Provost, Academic Deans, Academic Affairs Leaders, Vice President for Enrollment Management, and Vice President for Marketing.

Stetson Room

Large meeting room, located on the second floor of the CUB.

Stetson Showcase

A campus-wide symposium of Stetson undergraduate research held annually in April.

Stetson Today

The website designed to serve as a single information source for all that is Stetson University: http://www.stetson.edu/portal/stetson-today/.

SUCOL

Stetson University College of Law.

SUID

Your Stetson University Identification number, also called your "800" number. SUID is specifically referred to at the login screen for my.stetson.edu. Every Stetson student and employee is issued a nine-digit SUID number (800-xx-xxxx).

SUM

Stetson University Marketing.

SURE

Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience - summer research grants (SURE Grants) awarded to upperclass Stetson students.

SYE

Second Year Experience Living Learning Community.

T

T.C. Lane Room

Seminar-style classroom - Elizabeth Hall room 316.

TPE

Tobacco Peer Education (in Wellness and Recreation).

Tri-C

Cross Cultural Center.

U

UCCAP

University Council on Curriculum and Academic Policy.

UCCAP Steering Committee

This committee is made up of the chair of the U.C.C.A.P., the provost, the associate provost for faculty development, the academic deans, the chair of U.G.E.C. and the Faculty Senate representative to U.C.C.A.P.

UGEC

University General Education Committee.

Unit

Campus mail box.

Unit

One unit (course unit) is equal to four credit hours. (Course Unit System)

UVA

University Village Apartments (student residence halls).

W

WAC

Wilson Athletic Center.

Wands Room

Lynn Business Center room 126.

WAR

Department of Wellness and Recreation.

WC

Writing Center: a tutoring center for writing help - Flagler Hall room 209.

WebGarage

Web-based software used to build and maintain the university's web pages.

WISE

World, Intercultural Competence, Social Responsibility, Engagement.

Work Desk

The Facilities Management Work Order Center email: workdesk@stetson.edu. You can also call them at 386-822-8810 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For after-hours emergencies, contact Public Safety at 386-833-7300.

WORLD

World Outreach Research Leadership and Development (formerly International Learning).

Writing Center

A tutoring center for writing help - Flagler Hall room 209.

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25L

Auditorium-style lecture hall/classroom located in located in the Media Center. Although the Media Center is physically in the duPont-Ball Library building, it cannot be accessed from the Library per se. Enter via the courtyard on the north side of the library.

800 Number

The 9-digit ID number (800-xx-xxxx) assigned to every student and employee at Stetson. It's also sometimes referred to as "SUID."

Greek Organizations

ΑΧΏ

Alpha Chi Omega (women's fraternity).

ΑΞΔ

Alpha Xi Delta (women's fraternity).

ΔΔΔ

Delta Delta Delta (women's fraternity).

ΠΒΦ

Pi Beta Phi (women's fraternity).

ΖΤΑ

Zeta Tau Alpha (women's fraternity).

ΔΣΦ

Delta Sigma Phi (men's fraternity).

ΦΣΚ

Phi Sigma Kappa (men's fraternity).

ΠΚΑ

Pi Kappa Alpha (men's fraternity).

ΣΦΕ

Sigma Phi Epsilon (men's fraternity).

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