Please send your questions about acronyms not listed here to [email protected].

see Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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
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
CESWF Committee on the Economic and Social Well-Being of the Faculty,
formerly Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty (CESF)
CEW+ Center for the Education of Women+
CFR Corporate & Foundation Relations,
Office of Corporate Relations
Foundation Relations
CGIS Center for Global and Intercultural Study
CIC Campus Information Centers
CIO Chief Information Officer
CITI Center for Information Technology Integration
(no longer exists)
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,
see Deep Blue
DPSS Division of Public Safety & Security
ECRT Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office,
formerly Office of Institutional Equity
E&E Evaluations and Examinations
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EHS Environment, Health & Safety
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FSA Flexible Spending Accounts
FASCCO Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office
GEO Graduate Employees Organization
GSI Graduate Student Instructor
GSRA Graduate Student Research Assistant
GSSA Graduate Student Staff Assistant
HITS Health Information Technology & Services,
formerly Medical Center Information Technology
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
IRB Institutional Review Board
IRWG Institute for Research on Women and Gender
ISR Institute for Social Research
ITL Instructional Technology Laboratory,
see Educational Technology Collective
ITS Information and Technology Services
LGBTA Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs,
see Spectrum Center
LEO Lecturers Employee Organization
LRC Martin Salinger Learning Resource Center
LSI Life Sciences Institute
MCARD University of Michigan I.D. Card
MCIT Medical Center Information Technology,
see Health Information Technology & Services (HITS)
MCLA Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated
MDCR Michigan Department of Civil Rights
MIRLYN UM Library Catalog Search
MLC Michigan Learning Communities
MUTO Michigan Union Ticket Office
NCIC North Campus Information Center
NCID National Center for Institutional Diversity
NCRB North Campus Recreational Building
NCRC North Campus Research Complex
NSF National Science Foundation
ODEI Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
OIE Office for Institutional Equity,
see Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office
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
OVPR Office of the Vice President for Research
PAF Proposal Approval Form
PCard Purchasing Card
PEERRS Program for the Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research Scholarship
PFIP Provost’s Faculty Initiatives Program
RAC Research Advisory Committee,
formerly Research Policies Committee
RAD Research Associate Dean
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 (SNRE)
SPG Standard Practice Guide
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,
see Michigan Medicine
UMHS EAP University of Michigan Health System Employee Assistance Program,
see Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience
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 February 2024