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1st Gen

First Generation Mentorship Program for Stanford Medicine

5-SURE

5-Sure is a free ride program for students at night similar to Uber.
650-725-SURE
650-725-7873

 


A

A3C

Asian American Activities Center

AAAS

African & African American Studies

AAN

Advanced Award Notice

ACE

Additional Calculus for Engineers

ACSR

Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation

ADAPT

Alumni and Development Application Platform Transition

AFS

Andrew File System

AIMI

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging

AOERC (aka - Farrillaga)

Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center

AP

Accounts Payable

APARC

Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

ASR

Academic Staff - Research (AS-R) are Stanford employees hired to work on Stanford research activities as defined below. As Stanford employees, Academic Staff-Research are subject to all policies and procedures related to Stanford employment, and receive staff benefits, as applicable.

ASSU

Associated Students of Stanford University

ATO

Authorization to Operate - When conducting government-related research, an ATO is sought from the federal entities that give the approval to conduct a research project.

ATS

Academic Technology Specialists

AVP

  1. American Voices Project - A qualitative social science study pursued jointly by Stanford and Princeton
  2. Associate Vice President
  3. Associate Vice Provost
  4. Assistant Vice Provost

 


 

B

BA

Business Affairs

BaaS

Bioinformatics-as-a-Service - Part of GBSC; it is a consulting service to help Stanford labs do cutting-edge bioinformatics pipeline development, data analysis, interpretation, and training; without a significant investment in laboratory personnel.

BCSC

Black Community Services Center

BE

Business Expense

BFAM

Black Faculty Affinity Meetings

BGB

Breadth Governance Board

BGM

Buildings & Grounds Maintenance

BOSP

Bing Overseas Studies Program

BTS

Business Technology Services


C

C3PAO

CMMC Third Party Assessment Organization. This is usually a private company or third party that audits a research project's management of technology and security plan in order to approve the handling of government-related data. Often associated with cloud-based research projects.

C-ACIS

Committee on Academic Computing and Information Systems - C-ACIS formulates policies concerning the computing and information systems of the University to meet the academic and administrative needs of the faculty, students and academic staff.

CCB

Center for Conservation Biology

C-GS

Committee on Graduate Studies

C-USP

Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policy (C-USP)

CA

  1. Course Assistant
  2. Community Associate

CAPE

Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education

CAPS

Counseling and Psychological Services

CareerEd

Stanford Career Education

CASBS

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

CASI

Corporation and Society Initiative

CAW

Cardinal at Work - A Human Resources website for faculty and staff with information on benefits, training, professional development, and more. All employees automatically receive the monthly newsletter, the Cardinal at Work Insider.

CBD

Contemplation by Design - A program in the Stanford School of Medicine

CBMTA

Computer-Based Music Theory and Acoustics - The PhD program at CCRMA

CCRMA

Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics

CCRTP

Comprehensive Cancer Research Training Program

 

CCSRE

Center for Comparative Studies

CCSG

Cancer Center Support Grant

CDDRL

Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law

CEE

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

CES

Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

CESTA

Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis

CFO

Chief Financial Officer   

CHaMP

Campus Hardware Maintenance Program  

CIBSR

Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research

CIDR

The Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research enables digital research and teaching to encourage and inspire innovative scholarship throughout the University.

CIFE

Center for Integrated Facility Engineering

CIO

Chief Information Officer

CIRGE

Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics

CIS

Center for Internet and Society

CISAC

Center for International Security and Cooperation

CISO

Chief Information Security Officer

CITL

Campus IT Leaders

CLAS

Center for Latin American Studies

CMMC

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification - This is an emerging federal data security compliance framework, indicating where research projects use government datasets. CMMC comes in version 1 and version 2, which corresponds to moderate and high risk; version 2 has greater controls that a researcher must follow. A third party must attest to compliance. See also C3PAO.

CoHo

The Stanford Coffee House

COI

Conflict of Interest

COLLEGE

Civic, Liberal, and Global Education

COP

Community of Practice

COS

The Center for Ocean Solutions

CPE

Client Platform Engineering

CPI

  1. Center for Poverty and Inequality
  2. Consumer Price Index

CRC

Computer Resource Consulting

CRFM

Center for Research on Foundation Models

C-RUM

Committee on Review of Undergraduate Majors

CS

Department of Computer Science

CSI

Center for Social Innovation

CSL

Computer Systems Laboratory

CSLI

Center for the Study of Language and Information

CSL

Computer Systems Laboratory

CSP

Continuing Studies Program - The Continuing Studies Program (CSP) offers 150+ courses every quarter to the Stanford community and the public.

CTP

Charitable Trust Program

CVMed

Cardiovascular Medicine Division

CYMHW

Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing


D

d.school

Hasso Plattner Institute of Design

DAG

Desktop Advisory Group - A community of practice which brings together IT support staff from across Stanford to discuss best practices and relevant topics in the IT sphere.

DAHA

"Does Anyone Have A" - Used to ask for things in group chats like "DAHA charger?"
see also: IHA as a response

DAPER

Department of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation

DARE

Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence Doctoral Fellowship Program

DBDS

Department of Biomedical Data Science

DCORE

Diversity Center for Representation and Empowerment in Stanford Medicine

DDCC

Digestive Disease Clinical Conference - Stanford Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (GI) Grand Rounds

DDD

Documentation, Design, and Development

DDRCC

Deep Data Research Computing Center

DEIB / DEI

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

DEL

Digital Economy Lab

DFA   

Director of Finance and Administration

DFO

Director of Finance & Operations

DGAC

Diabetes Genomics Analysis Core - Part of SoM, it provides access to cost-effective high-throughput sequencing and analysis to researchers at the SDRC.

DGB

Data Governance Board

DGS

Director of Graduate Studies (e.g., for a particular Department)

Dink

Dinkelspiel Auditorium

DLSS

Digital Library Systems and Services

DOM

  1. Department of Medicine
  2. Department of Music

DOR

Dean of Research

DPS

Department of Public Safety

DRA

Data Risk Assessment form - Used if you collect, store and use high-risk data.

DSL

Destination Service Line

DTN

Data Transfer Node

DUS

Director of Undergraduate Studies (e.g., for a particular Department)

 


E

E-IPER

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

EANAB

The term “Equally Attractive Non-Alcoholic Beverage” (or EANAB) was coined at Stanford to describe non-alcoholic drink options. EANABS are required at all Stanford parties, and can be more commonly referred to as “mocktails."

EBF

Enchanted broccoli forest - A dorm at stanford

ECH

Electronic Communications Hub

EDD

Endpoint Engineering and Development

EDGE

Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Doctoral Fellowship Program

EFS

English for Foreign Students Program

EH&S

Environmental Health & Safety

ELR

Employee & Labor Relations

EMED

Emergency Medicine

EOC

Emergency Operations Center

ER

Expense request

ERA

Engineering Research Administration

ERO

Employer Relations and Outcomes

ESE

Energy Science & Engineering

ESS

  1. Earth System Science department
  2. Essential Stanford Software

EVGR

Escondido Village Graduate Residences

 


F

FAIR

Financial Analysis & Information Reporting

FAO

Financial Aid Office

Farrillaga (aka - AOERC)

Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center

FASA

Faculty Academic Staff Appointments

FASM

Financials, Asset, and Service Management Systems - A division of University IT's Enterprise Systems group

FDI

Faculty Development Fund

FERPA

Family Educational Right and Privacy Act

FFIT

Faculty Financial Inquiry Tool

FIF

Faculty Incentive Fund

FLI

First-generation (in family to attend university) and/or Low Income

FloMo

Florence Moore Hall

FMOTQ

Full moon on the quad - A Stanford Tradition

FMS

Financial Management Services

FoHo

The Fountain Hopper

FRIP

Faculty Retirement Incentive Program

FSC

Financial Support Center

FSH

Faculty/Staff Housing

FSI

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

FSL

Fraternity and Sorority Life

FWA

Flexible Work Agreement

FYI

For Your Information

 


G

GAP

Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures

GBS

Global Business Services

GBSC

Genetics Bioinformatics Service Center - Part of SoM, it acts as the umbrella organization for charged services, including the SCG cluster, BaaS consulting, and large-scale object store.

GCEP

Global Climate and Energy Project

GDAWG

Graduate Deans and Administrators Working Group

GDISC

Graduate Diversity Inclusion Staff Council

GFE

Government Funded Equipment

GFPS

Graduate Financial Planning System

GFS

Graduate Financial Support system. Stanford's system for administering assistantships and fellowships for graduate students and Postdoctoral Scholars.

GLAM

Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials

GLO

Graduate Life Office

GPC

Graduate Package Center

GPS

Grow and Perform at Stanford

GS

Geological Sciences

GSB

Graduate School of Business

GSC

Graduate Student Council

GSE

Graduate School of Education

GSPB

Graduate Student Programming Board

GSSC

Genome Sequencing Service Center - Part of SCGPM, it provides access to cost-effective high-throughput sequencing services to SCGPM and the Stanford community.

GUP

General Use Permit

GVVC

Gene Vector and Virus Core

 


H

H&S

The School of Humanities and Sciences

HAI

Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

HEPL

Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory

HHMI

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

HILA

Hoover Institution Library and Archives

HIP

Health Improvement Program

HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 - View HIPAA-related policies on the Admin Guide

Hoo Tow

Hoover Tower

HMS

Hopkins Marine Station

HPC

High Performance Computing

HSC

Housing Service Center

HSG

Human Resources Group (School of Medicine Central HR team)

HSDO

Humanities & Sciences Deans' Office

HVAC

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning

 


I

IA

Internal Audit

IAIS

Improvement, Analytics, and Innovation Services - An in-house consulting group in Business Affairs serving Stanford University organizations and departments.

ICIL

Office for Inclusion, Community and Integrative Learning - A centralized office and subdivision of Student Affairs.

ICME

Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering

ICO

Industrial Contracts Office

ICYMI

In Case You Missed It

IDA

Institute for Diversity in the Arts

IDC

Indirect Cost Rate

IDEAL

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in a Learning Environment

IDG

Infrastructure Delivery Group

IDP

Individual Development Plan - Different groups have different IDPs, not just postdocs, but all postdocs at Stanford are required to engage in the IDP process

IHA

I Have A - A response to the question DAHA *item*?

IIIF

The International Image Interoperability Framework

IIRC

If I Recall Correctly

ILAC

Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures

IntroSems

Introductory Seminars

IR&DS

Institutional Research and Decision Support

IRL

In Real Life - E.g., as opposed to something that happens via the Internet

IRT

Information Resources & Technology - the former name of the IT organization in School of Medicine. Now a part of TDS.

ISC

Infrastructure Charges - Certain kinds of funds are charged ISC. More details on the Admin Guide.

ISO

Information Security Office

ITLP

IT Leadership Program

ITMP

The IT Marketplace - Improves the experience of ordering SLAC IT’s recommended standard desktop and laptop computers as well as accessories in support of SLAC work

ITOC

IT Operations Center
 


J

JGC

John Gardner Center

JIF

Job Information Form - Pronounced "JIF," like the peanut butter. Required by HR (at least in SoM) for posting a new position. Ironically, neither the acronym "JIF" nor the words "Job Information Form" appear in the title of the JIF itself; each unique job (SSO1, AA2, etc.) has its own unique template, colloquially referred to as a JIF.


K

KDC

Key Distribution Center

KHS

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

KIR

Keep It Running

KMC

Knight Management Center

 


L

LBRE

Land, Buildings & Real Estate

LCGM

Laboratory for Cell and Gene Medicine

LDA

Labor Distribution Adjustment (module in Oracle Financials)

LHDP

Leadership in Health Disparities Program

LKSC

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge

LNA

Local Network Administrator

LOA

Leave of Absence

Lou Hen Hoo Mem Li

Lou Henry Hoover Memorial Library

LPCH

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

LRP

Long-Range Planning

LRV

Long-Range Vision

LS

Labor Schedule (module in Oracle Financials)

LSJUMB

Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band

LTS

Learning Technologies & Spaces

LUEP

Land Use & Environmental Planning
 


M

M&C

Mechanics & Computation

MA/MST

Master of Arts in Music, Science, and Technology

MaIS

Middleware and Integration Services - MaIS services and technologies are used by the campus community and by University business systems to manage enterprise data about people, organizations, courses, workgroups, and authority

MCD

Medical Center Development

MDM

Mobile Device Management

MDS

Managed Desktop Service

Mem Aud

Memorial Auditorium

Mem Chu

Memorial Church - An interdenominational church on Stanford's Main Quad

MemSquirt

The small fountain behind Memorial Church

MIP

Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy

MLA

Master of Liberal Arts - The MLA program is a part-time graduate program that offers students the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary course of study in the liberal arts.

MLK-KPP

Martin Luther King, Jr. - King Papers Project

MRC

Monthly Recurring Charge

MS&E

Management Science and Engineering - Not to be confused with MSE (Materials Science and Engineering)

MSE

Materials Science and Engineering - Not to be confused with MS&E (Management Science and Engineering)

MTDC

Modified Total Direct Cost Rate

MTL

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Modern Thought and Literature

MyPHD

My Personal Health Dashboard - A novel biomedical research platform supporting various large-scale studies inside and outside of Stanford.
 

 


N

N2S

Net-to-Switch Service

NACC

Native American Cultural Center

NatCap

Natural Capital Project

NGSO

New Graduate Student Orientation

NNTR

No Need To Respond - Often used in email to relieve the recipient of feeling obliged to write back

NOA

Notice of Award

Non-PO

Non-Purchase Order

NOTGS

No Ticket Granting Service

NSO

New Student Orientation

 


O

O365

Office 365

OAE

Office of Accessible Education

OBIEE

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

OCE

Office of Community Engagement

OCRO

Office of the Chief Risk Officer

OCS

Office of Community Standards

ODME

Office of Diversity in Medical Education

OFDD

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity

OFDDE

Office of Faculty Development, Diversity, and Engagement

OFWEB

Oracle Financials Web Application

OGA

Office of Government Affairs

OGC

Office of General Counsel

OMAC

Office for Military-Affiliated Communities

OME

Ottoman Music Ensemble, MUSIC 161F

OMSA

Office of Medical Student Affairs

OOD

Office of Development

OPA

  1. Office of Postdoctoral Affairs - Pronounced as an initialism: "oh.pea.EH". Not pronounced like the enthusiastic Greek exclamation.
  2. Office of Public Affairs

OPACS

Outside Professional Activities Certification System - OPACS certifies compliance with the Faculty Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest.

ORA

Office of Research Administration

ORCO

The Office of Chief Risk Officer

ORSL

Office for Religious and Spiritual Life

OSC

Operator Services Center

OSE

Office of Student Engagement

OSR

Office of Sponsored Research

OTL

Office of Technology Licensing

OVPA

Office of the Vice President for the Arts

OWA

Outlook Web App

OZs

Operational Zones
 


P

PCard

Purchasing Card - A university-issued and university-paid credit card to make allowable purchases on behalf of Stanford.

PCI DSS

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards

PCRAFT

Pediatrics Central Research Administration Finance Team

PDRF

Proposal Development Routing Form

PGR

Postgrads Reporting

PHI

Protected Health Information

PHIL

Polya Hall Instructional Lab - Polya Hall room 107B

PHS

(Center of) Population Health Sciences

PI

Principal Investigator - The person(s) in charge of a clinical trial or a scientific research grant. The principal investigator prepares and carries out the clinical trial protocol (plan for the study) or research paid for by the grant. The principal investigator also analyzes the data and reports the results of the trial or grant research.

PIH

Protected Identity Harm Report - is the bias reporting system on campus for students.

PMHW

Center for Precision Mental Health and Wellness

PMO

  1. Property Management Office
  2. Project Management Office

PO

Purchase Order

POST

Professional Office Systems Training - Redwood Hall room G6

PPO

President and Provost Office

PRISM

Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine - An initiative based in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) to diversify the postdoc population at Stanford

PRL

The Stanford Product Realization Lab - is a mechanical engineering facility for design and manufacturing, open to any registered Stanford student.

ProFro

Prospective Frosh

PS

PeopleSoft - ("PS" is used by some on campus, not all)

PST

Product Support Team

PTA

Project Task and Award - Stanford's version of an account number

PTS

  1. Peer Technology Specialists - Trained student positions providing tech support to both undergraduate and graduate students
  2. Formerly the acronym for Stanford's Parking and Transportation Services (now Stanford Transportation)
  3. Not to be confused with PTS groups

PWR

Program in Writing and Rhetoric

 


Q

QCN

Quake-Catcher Network

QSR

Queer Student Resources - A community center for students that are celebrating, questioning, investigating and/or struggling with sexual orientation and/or gender identity

 


R

R&DE

Residential & Dining Enterprises

RA

  1. Research Assistant
  2. Residant Assistant

RAC

Real Application Cluster - A term used by Oracle to indicate redundant clusterware; related to Ntirety database administration

RaDIS

Rapid Deployment and Imaging Service

RAG

Roble Arts Gym

RCF

Research Computing Facility - Located inside Forsythe Hall, this is University IT's on-campus data center for researchers.

RCO

Research Compliance Office

RDS

Research Data Services - supports researchers at all levels who work with data and/or digital scholarship methods.

ResEd

Residential Education

Rev SYS

The Rev. Dr. Sakena Young-Scaggs

RF

Resident Fellow

RFCS

Research Financial Compliance & Services

RM

Risk Management

RMG

Research Management Group - RMG serves as the central resource and expert partner on research administration providing support and oversight of sponsored projects for the School of Medicine

RPM

Research Process Manager - The institutional official at the research management group.

RPP

Research Participation Program

 


S

SA

Student Affairs

SAA

Stanford Alumni Association

SAC

Stanford Administrative Champions - A multi-department team of administrative staff throughout Stanford to support, enhance, and grow the admin experience and build a strong administrative community across all Stanford campuses and remote locations

SAD

  1. Stanford Acronym Directory - The former name of this website
  2. Senior Associate Dean

SAI

Stanford Arts Institute

SAIT

Student Affairs Information Technology - A division of VPSA (Vice Provost for Student Affairs)

SAS

Student and Academic Service - A division of VPSA (Vice Provost for Student Affairs), comprising six units: Registrar's Office, Student Services Center, Student Financial Systems, Student Information, Systems, Bechtel International Center, and Graduate Admissions

SBS

Stanford Baroque Soloists

SCARF

Status Certainty Autonomy Relatedness Fairness - Increase Awareness, Influence Others, and Improve Interactions. The SCARF® Model is a brain-based framework designed to enhance self and social awareness and improve the quality of daily interactions.

SCCEI

Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions

SCEC

Stanford Center on Early Childhood

SCG

The SCG cluster - owned by GBSC and operated by SRCC, is a compute environment tailored to genomics and bioinformatics workloads. It has a simple per-group and per-core-hour pricing model, and is available to all Stanford PIs and their labs.

SCGPM

Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine

SCI

Stanford Cancer Institute

SCL

Stanford Center on Longevity

SCPD

Stanford Center for Professional Development

SCRP

Stanford Contributory Retirement Plan

SDE

Stanford Digital Education

SDR

Stanford Digital Repository - The SDR supports management of scholarly information resources of enduring value to Stanford. Faculty, students, and researchers use SDR services to promote and protect the products of their work.

SDRC

Stanford Diabetes Research Center - Supports basic and clinical research to discover, apply and translate science about diabetes and its complications, to improve health and wellness.

SDS

Stanford Data Science

SDSS

Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

SDT

Stanford Desktop Tools

SEP

Stanford Executive Program

SEQ

Science and Engineering Quad

SeRA

Stanford Electronic Research Administration - An enterprise-wide system that supports research administration at Stanford. It tracks the stages of the research project lifecycle from initial proposal to award closeout enabling investigators and staff to effectively manage their projects.

SERJ

Students for Environmental and Racial Justice

SFGF

Stanford Functional Genomics Facility - Part of SoM, it provides services in support of high-throughput sequencing, single-cell assays, gene expression and genotyping studies utilizing microarray and real-time PCR, and related services.

SFS

Student Financial Services

SGC

Stanford Geospatial Center - promotes and supports the use of spatial data in research in teaching, at Stanford.

SGF

Stanford Graduate Fellowship in Science & Engineering

SGG

System Governance Group - SGG helps guide Stanford's information technology strategy by evaluating and prioritizing new systems projects for funding and implementation

SGS

Stanford Global Studies

SGSI

Stanford Graduate Summer Institute - A suite of free week-long interdisciplinary courses for Stanford grad students. Sponsored by VPGE.

SHARE

Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Education Title IX - The SHARE Title IX office uses the acronym SHARE to encompass the entire SHARE Title IX Office, including the Response Team and the Education and Prevention Team.

SHC

  1. Stanford Health Care (adult hospitals and clinics)
  2. Stanford Humanities Center

sic

Stanford [sic] Improvisation Collective, aka Music 156, led by Mark Applebaum

SiCa

Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts

SIEPR

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

SIG

Stanford In Government

SIGF

Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship - Usually pronounced as initialism: "Ess-Eye-Gee-Eff".

SiNY

Stanford in New York

SIP

Shelter In Place

SIS

  1. Student Information Systems - Subgroup in Registrar's Office
  2. Student Information System - Usually pronounced as an initialism: "ESS.i.ess", but occasionally pronounced "sis," like the first syllable in "sister." General kind of software for managing student records. As of April 2021, Stanford's SIS is PeopleSoft.
  3. Stanford Introductory Studies

SITE

Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics

SIW

Stanford In Washington

SL

Software Licensing

SLE

Structured Liberal Education

SLAC

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory - Formerly Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

SLOrk

The Stanford Laptop Orchestra

SLPA

Stanford LatinX Postdoc Association

SLS

Stanford Law School

SMADIE

Stanford Medicine Alliance for Disability Inclusion and Equity

SMC

Stanford Management Company

SMEE

Stanford Middle East Ensemble

SMOC

Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center

SMPL

Stanford Media Preservation Lab - a unit within Stanford Libraries focused on ensuring ongoing access to information recorded in media formats that span the history of recording technology.

SMWS

Self-Marked Work Stoppage

SNF

Stanford Nanofabrication Facility

SNOW

Service Now - Pronounced like the word "snow". The system used by some departments for help tickets.

SNSF

Stanford Nano Shared Facilities - SNSF provides shared scientific instrumentation, laboratory facilities, and expert staff support to enable multidisciplinary research and educate tomorrow’s scientists and engineers.

SNSR

Stanford Network Self-Registration

SoCo

Sophomore College

SODA

Stanford Office of Digital Accessibility - Formerly SOAP, Stanford Online Accessibility Program

SoE

School of Engineering

SOLO

Stanford On & Off-campus Learning Opportunities

SoM

School of Medicine

SP

Stanford Philharmonia

SPARC

Stanford Property Administration Resource Center - An application initiative sponsored by the Stanford University Property Management Office to provide a convenient, electronic portal for property administration processes

SPCS

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

SPDB

Service Provider Database

SPICE

  1. Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education
  2. Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement

SRCC

Stanford Research Computing Center

SRCF

Stanford Research Computing Facility - Located on the SLAC campus, this is the SRCC's primary data center for researchers.

SRI

SRI International - The research institute formerly known as the "Stanford Research Institute"

SRM

Sponsored Receivables Management

SRWC

Stanford Redwood City

SSC

  1. Stanford Symphonic Chorus
  2. Student Services Center

SSDS

Software and Services for Data Science - A unit of the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research within the Stanford Libraries

SSEA

Stanford Summer Engineering Academy

SSF

Stanford Science Fellows

SSO

  1. Single sign-on - The nifty piece of tech that allows one username/pw combo to be used across multiple systems. Thank you IT!
  2. Stanford Symphony Orchestra
  3. Student Services Officer

SSP

System Security Plan - which is used in many government research projects to show how the security of data is handled throughout a project. See also C3PAO.

SSS

Stanford Summer Symphony

STAP

Stanford Training Assistance Program

STAR

Stanford Telecommunications Account Representative - Specific to the School of Medicine, this is a person who is responsible for placing orders for telecommunications services—such as IP phones and mobile phones—from University IT

STARS

Stanford Training and Registration System

STLP

Stanford Technical Leadership Program

STLR

Stanford Technology Law Review

STRP

Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program - Provides partial or full payment of tuition and covered fees for courses meeting requirements of undergraduate or graduate degree programs

STS

Science, Technology, and Society - A program in H&S

STVP

Stanford Technology Ventures Program

SUES

The Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford

SUFMO

Stanford University Fire Marshal's Office

SUHP

Stanford University Hardware Program

SUID

Stanford University ID Number - A unique number for each student.

SULAIR

Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources

SUMC

Stanford University Medical Center

SUMMA

Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance

SUMS

Stanford University Mass Spectrometry - is the campus-wide biological and organic mass spectrometry shared resource laboratory which supports scientific research through instrument access, education, and research development.

SUNAC

Stanford University Network Access Control

SUNet

Stanford University Network ID

SUP

Stanford University Press

SUPER

Office of Substance Use Programs, Education, and Resources

SURE

Stanford University Ragtime Ensemble

SURPAS

Stanford University Postdoc Association - Pronounced "sur.PASS."

SUSE

Stanford University School of Education - The former acronym for the GSE

SUSSL

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN

SVS

Stanford Venture Studio

SWDE

Stanford Whole Disk Encryption

SWS

Stanford Web Services

SymSys

Symbolic Systems - A major at Stanford

 


T

TA

Teaching Assistant

TAP

The Axe and Palm, a late night burger joint within the Old Student Union

TAPS

Theater and Performance Studies

TAS

Transfer Administration System

TCard

Travel Card - A university-issued and university-paid credit card for purchasing travel and travel-related services required to conduct university business.

TCG

UIT's Technology Consulting Group

TDC

Total Direct Cost Rate

TDS

Technology & Digital Solutions - The unified IT organization for both the School of Medicine and Stanford Health Care

TFAC

Technical Facilities

TGP

Tuition Grant Program - A benefit program that helps eligible faculty, staff and retirees pay for the cost of undergraduate college education for their eligible children

TGR

Terminal Graduate Registration

THRIVE

Therapeutic Healing Resilience Inclusivity Values Empowerment - Stanford Psychiatry LGBTQ+ Clinic

TILJ

The IDEAL Learning Journey

TLA

Time Leave Administrator

TLP

Traffic Light Program - A way of expressing the sensitivity of information among cybersecurity-related organizations, indicating whether the information can be shared widely or under very specific conditions, if at all.

TOG

Training Opportunities Guide

TPC

Third Party Contract

TSO

Telecommunications Service Outlet - the wall jack installed in a room to provide Ethernet and telephone ports

TST

Technology Support and Training (part of Office of Development)

TT

Technology Training
 


U

UAD

Undergraduate Advising Director - Assigned academic advisor for all undergraduate students (formerly called AADs)

UBO

University Budget Office

UComm

Office of University Communications

UDL

Universal Design for Learning - A framework that integrates what we know about how we learn into the design of learning environments that emphasize expert learning

UGA

Undergraduate Admission

UHR

University Human Resources

UIT

University IT - The central IT organization at Stanford

UMG

University Management Group - Comprising Academic and Administrative Deans, the UMG contributes to and develops policy on issues that address all of Stanford. Meetings are held the first and third Thursday of each month from 8:30 - 9:45 am. Jeanne Berent serves as chair.

UPO

University Privacy Office

 


V

VPA

Office of the Vice President for the Arts

VPDoR

Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research

VPGE

Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education

VPN

Virtual Private Network

VPNL

Vision and Perception Neuroscience Lab (site)

VPSA

Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs

VPTL

Office of the Vice Provost for Technology and Learning - Supported the Stanford community in advancing Stanford educational experiences for students on campus and around the world. In Fall of the 2020-2021 school year, VPTL was split into LTS, SCPD and CTL.

VPUE

Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

VSO

Voluntary Student Organization

VSSS

Video Safety and Security Systems


W

WASC

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Ways

Ways of Thinking, Ways of Doing (Ways) - the core of general education requirements for undergrads since they must take 11 Ways-certified courses to graduate.

WSCUC

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Y

Y2E2

Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building

 

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