Common Acronyms

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This page provides listings of common acronyms used on the SDSU campus.

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Alphabetized List of Common SDSU Acronyms[edit | edit source]

Acronym Full Name
AAC&U Association of American Colleges & Universities
ADT Associate Degree for Transfer
ACE American Council on Education
AS Associated Students
AANAPISI Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution
ASIR Analytic Studies & Institutional Research
AVP Associate/Assistant Vice President
CBA Collective Bargaining Agreement
CBL Constitution and Bylaws
CFA California Faculty Association
CO Chancellor's Office (of the California State University System)
CSU California State University
CSUEU California State University Employees Union
ECRT Economic Crisis Response Team
EO Executive Order (issued from the Chancellor's Office)
EOT End of Term
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FTE Full Time Equivalent
FTES Full Time Equivalent Student
FTF First-Time Freshman
FYS First Year Seminar
GA Graduate Assistant
GE General Education
GI2025 Graduation Initiative 2025
GPA Grade Point Average
GRE Graduate Record Examinations
HEGIS Higher Education General Information Survey
HERC Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HSI Hispanic Serving Institution
INTL International
IPEDS Integrated Post-Secondary Data System
LGBTQ+ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Plus
NCES National Center for Education Statistics
NSSE National Survey of Student Engagement
NUDT New Upper Division Transfer
SDSU San Diego State University
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics
URM Underrepresented Minority
VP Vice President

SDSU Colleges[edit | edit source]

Acronym Full Name
BUS/COB/FCOB Fowler College of Business
CAL/AL/A&L College of Arts and Letters
COE/CED/ED College of Education
COS/SCI College of Sciences
DFASS Department of Faculty Advancement and Student Success
ENG College of Engineering
HHS/CHHS College of Health and Human Services
IV/IVC Imperial Valley Campus
PSFA College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

SDSU Divisions/Departments/Units[edit | edit source]

Acronym Full Name
AA Academic Affairs
ASIR Analytic Studies and Institutional Research
BFA Business & Financial Affairs
CPS Counseling and Psychological Services
CRC Commuter Resource Center
CTL Center for Teaching and Learning
DRI Division of Research and Innovation
ENS Exercise and Nutritional Sciences
EOP Educational Opportunity Programs
FASS Faculty Advancement and Student Success
HR Human Resources
ISC International Student Center
IT/ITS Information Technology
LIB Library
NSPP New Student and Parent Programs
OFAS Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
SACD/SA+CD Student Affairs and Campus Diversity
SDS/SASC Student Disability Services (formerly Student Ability Success Center)
SSRL Social Science Research Lab
URAD University Relations and Development