Pacific Lingo

trombley square in fall

AC | Area Coordinator, University Staff member who oversees Resident Assistants from several buildings.  Visit your AC if you have questions about housing or just want support, they are there for you!

ACE Board | Activities and Cultural Events Board, a student organization that sponsors events such as Open Mic. They are frequently at other organization’s events as the University DJ’s and tech support.

Bham | Burlingham Hall, a sustainable, apartment style residence hall located on the north side of campus. 

Boxer Pause | Multi-media conference room located on the top floor of the University Center. 

CDC | Career Development Center, offers a full range of career-related services and opportunities for Pacific University students, alumni and partners.

CPS | Campus Public Safety, CPS officers are a very friendly group of people available to you 24 hours a day to help with emergency and security needs.

CASSS | The College of Arts and Sciences Student Senate, the elected undergraduate student body government whose voice is heard throughout the Pacific community.

CPSCampus Public Safety is responsible for overseeing the safety and security of the campus community. They are available 24/7, just dial x2230 from any campus phone, or 503-352-2230 from any other phone.

CGE | Center for Gender Equity, an active student organization best known for their ‘Brown Bag lunches’ and guest speakers.

CLIC | The Center for Language and International Collaboration, a multi-media, interactive and collaborative learning center located in Scott Hall the CLIC reflects the best practices of language and international pedagogy.

FYS | First Year Seminar is a humanities class required for an undergraduate degree.

LEED | Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - sustainable building practices and design lead to recognition for our buildings and university. We currently have seven.

LSS | Learning Support Services, provides a resource for all students who may be experiencing a disability or with a learning style need.

MAC | The affectionate term for McCormick Hall, one of the on-campus residence halls.

NHOH | Na Haumana O Hawai’i or Hawai’i Club, is open to all Pacific University students interested in Island Culture, it is best known for the annual Lu’au.

OTSS | Office of Transfer Student Services.

PIC | The Pacific Information Center is located in the middle of the UC and is the place to get information you need.

P.O.D | On campus student market located in the top floor of the University Center

PUGS | Pacific University Greek Senate is a group formed by representatives of the active fraternities and sororities at Pacific.

RA | Resident Assistants are students who were chosen to live and work with students in the residence halls. There's one in every wing of every residence hall.

RHA | Residence Hall Association is just like your neighborhood association. They are a group of students who arrange hall programs for the residence halls throughout the school year.

SAC | The Stoller Center, houses a gymnasium,  field house, classrooms, aerobics room, weight room, wrestling room, sports medicine facility, and much, much more!

THD | The Technology Help Desk is located in the lower level of Marsh Hall. The staff there can help you with your computer questions and problems.

THE GROVE | All you care to eat dining facility located in Washburn Hall.

UC | The University Center is in the middle of campus. It is where you will eat, study and probably hang out. It's like Pacific's living room.

UC Box | This is how we refer to your mailbox, which is located in the lower level of the UC.  Be sure to check often.

Vanders | Vandervelden Court is the upper-classmen apartment style housing located on the north side of campus.