Common UNH Acronyms and Terms

Acronyms Intro

The following list includes the most common acronyms and terms used at UNH for offices, departments, positions, and miscellaneous items. Please visit the UNH Directories page for other listings available on our campus.

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AAUP American Association of University Professors
ADA Americans with Disabilties Act
AFAIR Anadromous Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Research Lab
AMAC Atlantic Marine Aquaculture Center
ARC Additional Retirement Contribution
ARO Animal Resource Office
AT Academic Technology
ATB Across-The-Board Increase
AVR Automated Voice Response Directory
AY Academic Year
BA Bachelor of Arts Degree
BANNER BANNER Finance, Student, Financial Aid and Human Resources Application Software
BOT Board of Trustees
BS Bachelor of Science Degree
BSA Business Services Assistant
BSC Business Service Center
CACL Center on Aging & Community Living
CAMPUS CONNECTOR UNH public shuttle bus service for on-campus routes
CaPS Career and Professional Success
CCOM Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping
CCRC Crimes Against Children Research Center
CEMS Chemical Environmental Management System
CEPS College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
CFAR Center For Academic Resources
CHHS College of Health and Human Services
CIO Chief Information Officer
COLA College of Liberal Arts
COLSA College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
CPA Communications and Public Affairs
CRS Computer Repair Services
CSDC Child Study and Development Center
CWS College Work Study
DAC Dimond Academic Commons
DMCA Digital Millenium Copyright Act
EAP Employee Assistance Program
EE Extension Educators
EHS Environmental Health and Safety
EOS Institute for the study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
EPSCoR Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
ERG Environmental Research Group
ESRC Earth Systems Research Center
ET Earned Time
ETS Enterprise Technology Services - IT
EXEMPT Includes most PATs, Faculty, Academic Administrators, Extension Educators, and Principal Administrators. Exempt faculty and staff are normally paid on a daily or annual basis.
FA Finance and Administration
FAIR Fast and Impartial Resolution Complaint and Grievance Process
FAO Financial Aid Office
FERPA Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
FLSA Fair Labor Standards Act
FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act
FRL Family Research Laboratory
FT Full Time
FY Fiscal Year
GAIM Global Analysis, Integration and Modeling
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GISP2 Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2
GLBT President's Commission on the Status of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Issues
GS Graduate School
GSC Granite State College
HCGS Hubbard Center for Genome Studies
HR Human Resources
HUNH Healthy UNH
I-9 Employment Eligibility Verfication Form
IA International Affairs (dual major)
IDL Iddles Auditorium/Parsons Hall
IHPP Institute for Health Policy & Practice
IOD Institute On Disability
IOL InterOperability Laboratory
IRB Institutional Review Board
IROP International Research Opportunity Program
IT Information Technology
JEL Jackson Estuarine Laboratory
KSC Keene State College
LOA Leave of Absence
MA Master of Arts Degree
MBA Masters in Business Administration
MS Master of Science Degree
MSW Master of Social Work
MUB Memorial Union Building
NCAA National Collegiate Athletic Association
NHPTV New Hampshire Public Television
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NON-EXEMPT Includes all Operating Staff positions, and most non-status positions. Staff in this category are paid based upon an hourly rate in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act non-exempt provisions.
OMSA Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
OPAL Ocean Process Analysis Laboratories
OS Operating Staff - Non Exempt Staff
P.O. Purchase Order
PAC Personal Authorization Code
PACS Psychological and Counseling Services
PAT Professional, Administrative and Technical Staff - Exempt Staff
PAUL Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
PCAC Paul Creative Arts Center - home to the Departments of Theater & Dance, Art & Music
PCARD Purchasing Card
PSU Plymouth State University
PT Part Time
RA Resident Assistant
RCC Research Computing Center
RCM Responsibility Center Management
ROTC Reserve Officers Training Corps - Army
ROTC Reserve Officers Training Corps - Air Force
SAS Student Accessibility Services
SBDC Small Business Development Center
SCOPE Student Committee on Popular Entertainment
SHARPP Sexual Harrassment and Rape Prevention Program
SMSOE School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering
SSC Space Science Center
T-HALL Thompson Hall houses the University's administration. It is named for Benjamin Thompson, a wealthy farmer who left a generous bequest in 1890 to establish a college in Durham.
T2 Technology Transfer Center
TNH The New Hampshire - UNH Student Newspaper
TSAS Thompson School of Applied Science
UAC University Advising Center
UIC University Instrumentation Center
UNHI UNHInnovation
UNHL University of New Hampshire - School of Law
UNHM University of New Hampshire - Manchester
URC Undergraduate Research Conference
USNH University System of New Hampshire
VC Vice Chancellor
VPAA Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
VPFA Vice President for Finance and Adminstration
WC Workers' Compensation
WHIT Whittemore Center Arena
WILDCAT TRANSIT UNH public bus system for campus & local communities
WMD Web and Mobile Development - IT