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AAAC Academic Affairs Advisory Committee
AAPD Ann Arbor Police Department
AAATA Ann Arbor Area Transit Authority (aka “TheRide”)
AAUP American Association of University Professors
ATCS Adaptive Technology Computing Site
ATM Automatic Teller Machine
AWC Academic Women’s Caucus
BEC Business Engagement Center (see Innovation Partnerships)
BRRC Biological Research Review Committee (see Institutional Biosafety Committee)
CAEN Computer-Aided Engineering Network
CAPS Counseling and Psychological Services
CARAT Collaboratory for Advanced Research and Academic Technologies (no longer exists)
CCC Cultural Collections Council
CCRB Central Campus Recreation Building
CESF Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty
CEW+ Center for the Education of Women+
CFR Corporate & Foundation Relations
CGIS Center for Global and Intercultural Study
CIC Campus Information Centers
CIO Chief Information Officer
CITI Center for Information Technology Integration
COC Conflict(s) of Commitment
COI Conflict(s) of Interest
CRLT Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
CSCAR Center for Statistical Consultation and Research
DLPS Digital Library Production Service
DPSS Division of Public Safety & Security
ECRT Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office
(Formerly Office of Institutional Equity)
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
E&E Evaluations and Examinations
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EHS Environment, Health & Safety
ESA Environmental Spatial Analysis
FASAP Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FSA Flexible Spending Accounts
GEO Graduate Employees Organization
GSI Graduate Student Instructor
GSRA Graduate Student Research Assistant
GSSA Graduate Student Staff Assistant
HOA House Officers Association
HRRIS Human Resources Records and Information Services
IACUC Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee
IC International Center
IMSB Intramural Sports Building
IPP International Partnerships Program
IRB Institutional Review Board
IRWG Institute for Research on Women and Gender
ISR Institute for Social Research
ITL Instructional Technology Laboratory
ITS Information and Technology Services
LGBTA Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs
LEO Lecturers Employee Organization
LRC Learning Resource Center
LSI Life Sciences Institute
MCARD University of Michigan I.D. Card
MCIT Medical Center Information Technology
MCLA Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated
MDCR Michigan Department of Civil Rights
MIRLYN UM Online Library Catalog
MLC Michigan Learning Communities
MUTO Michigan Union Ticket Office
MWFCU MidWest Financial Credit Union
NCIC North Campus Information Center
NCID National Center for Institutional Diversity
NCRB North Campus Recreational Building
NCRC North Campus Research Complex
NMC New Media Center
NSF National Science Foundation
OIE Office for Institutional Equity (now Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office)
OIP Office of International Programs
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OQA Other Qualified Adult
ORSP Office of Research and Sponsored Projects
OSCR Office of Student Conflict Resolution
OTT Office of Technology Transfer (see Innovation Partnerships)
PACWI President’s Advisory Commission on Women’s Issues
PAF Proposal Approval Form
PCard Procurement Card
PEERRS Program for the Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research Scholarship
PFIP Provost’s Faculty Initiatives Program
PHLI Public Health Library & Informatics
RAD Research Associate Dean
RPC Research Policies Committee
SAB Student Activities Building
SACUA Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs
SAPAC Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center
SEAS School for Environment & Sustainability
(formerly School of Natural Resources and Environment or SNRE)
SPG Standard Practice Guide
SPIN Sponsored Programs Information Network
SRA Supplemental Retirement Account
TCP Text Creation Partnership
TIAA Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association
TTC Teaching and Technology Collaborative
UAC University Activities Center
UCUCA University Committee on Use and Care of Animals
(see Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee)
UHS University Health Service
ULAM Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
UM, U-M University of Michigan
UMCU University of Michigan Credit Union
UMHS University of Michigan Health System
UMHS EAP University of Michigan Health System Employee Assistance Program
UMOR University of Michigan Office of Research
UMPD University of Michigan Police Department
UMTV University of Michigan Television
URL Uniform Resource Locator (World Wide Web address)
UROP Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
USERRA Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
WISE Women in Science and Engineering
WLRC Work/Life Resource Center

Updated 2022 (partially)