Understanding UCSB Acronyms

November 1, 2016

UCSB, the wonderful world of acronyms. If you are a new student or continuing student, we are sure you have noticed the wide use of acronyms at UCSB. Below is a list of some of the more common ones that you’ll hear. Although this list just scratches the surface of the acronym pool, it should still be a great help to you! 


ACC = Assistant Complex Coordinator 

ARD = Assistant Resident Director 

AS = Associated Students 

BARC = Billing and Accounts Receivable/Collections 

CC = Complex Coordinator 

CHO = Community Housing Office 

CSO = Community Service Officer(s)/Organization 

DA = Desk Attendant 

DLG = De La Guerra Dining Commons 

DP = Del Playa 

FSSP = Freshman Summer Start Program 

GSACC = Graduate Student Apartments Community Council  

HDAE = Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises

IV = Isla Vista 

MCC = Multicultural Center 

OSL = Office of Student Life 

RecCen = Recreation Center 

RA = Resident Assistant 

RD = Resident Director 

RHA = Residential Housing Association

SBCC = Santa Barbara City College 

SACC = Student Apartment Community Council 

UCen = University Center 


For even more acronyms, check out this list from AS: https://www.as.ucsb.edu/acronym-list/ 


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