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Glossary of Terms

This glossary serves as a guide to help you become familiar with the many acronyms used within the Offices of Housing & Residence Life as well as the Residential Learning Communities. 

ACRONYM  DEFINITION ASSOCIATED OFFICE(S)
AC Area Coordinator: professional staff member within the University Villas Residence Life
AAC Assistant Area Coordinator: undergraduate or graduate student staff in the University Villas Residence Life
ARD Assistant Resident Director: undergraduate or graduate student staff in a Residential Learning Community (RLC) Residence Life
ACR  Apartment Condition Report: a form completed by residents living in apartment style residence halls during the move-in process to denote the condition of the apartment Housing
BOS Building Operations Specialist: a student staff member who works to support the housing building operations functions within the Housing Office Housing
BRM Building Resident Manager: a professional staff member affiliated with a graduate housing building Housing
BSS Building Services Specialist: a student staff member who works to support the housing business services functions within the Housing Office Housing
CA

Community Assistant: a student staff member who works within the summer housing residence halls to facilitate and support community development

Housing
CC Community Council: a student organization within each RLC that helps shape the culture of the RLC through activities and programs  Residence Life
CF

Community Facilitator: a student staff member within the RLC who works to facilitate and develop community; equivalent to a Resident Advisor or Resident Assistant

Residence Life
CSR

Conference Services Representative: a student staff member who works to support the conference services functions of the summer conference program

Conference Services
DR Desk Receptionist: a student staff member who works at the front desks located throughout the various residence halls Residence Life
FD  Faculty Director: a faculty member affiliated with a Residential Learning Community and who often lives in residence within a the residence halls RLC Program 
HDR Head Desk Receptionist: an undergraduate student supervisor of the desk receptionists Residence Life
HRL Housing & Residence Life: the acronym for the Offices of Housing & Residence Life  Housing & Residence Life
JSH Justice Starts Here Housing & Residence Life
LT Leadership Team: the team that leads each Residential Learning Community which consists of the RD, FD(s), SF(s), & ARD(s)/AAC(s) Residence Life
NR Neighborhood Representative: a student staff member at the University Villas who works to facilitate and develop community Residence Life
Professional Staff                 Refers to the Resident Directors and Area Coordinator that work within the various undergraduate residence halls Residence Life
RD  Resident Director: a professional staff member affiliated with each RLC Residence Life
RLC  Residential Learning Community Residence Life
RLCA Residential Learning Community Association: residential campus-wide programming council  Residence Life
RCR Room Condition Report: a form completed by residents living in traditional style residence halls during the move-in process to denote the condition of the room Housing  
Senior Staff Refers to Assistant Resident Directors and Assistant Area Coordinators Residence Life
SF Spirituality Facilitator: a graduate student affiliated with a community to provide spiritual guidance to the residents of the building Campus Ministry & Residence Life
Residential Learning Community Name        Residence Hall Building Name
ALPHA Graham Hall
Communitas Campisi Hall
CyPhi Swig Hall
daVinci Casa Italiana
Loyola Sobrato Hall
Modern Perspectives  Dunne Hall
Unity McLaughlin-Walsh Hall
Xavier Sanfilippo Hall