Here are some terms, phrases and acronyms that you will likely hear around the residence halls and around campus.
ADRL (Assistant Director of Residence Life)ADRLS are full-time professional staff members who supervise the Residence Directors/Managers in each residence hall (one in each residence hall complex). In addition, there are four ADRLs who work in the central Residence Life Office with specific areas, such as Staff Recruitment, Selection and Training, Systems Management and Special Projects, Leadership Development, Diversity Initiatives and Mental Health and Residency Compliance.
AndoverThe Andover Access Control system is a building security web-based system allowing building doors to be set on schedules and locked from remote locations. Staff and students use their NCard to gain access to residence halls using a card reader. All residence halls are equipped with Andover Access Control.
AAP (Alcohol Awareness Program)The AAP is a brief alcohol education program with a twist, and designed just for college students. It is conducted in small groups of up to eight UNL students. AAP covers topics most UNL students find useful and it gives you an opportunity to examine you own alcohol use patterns in a confidential, judgment-free environment.
ASUN (Association of Students of the University of Nebraska)ASUN is the representative body for undergraduate students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln students. ASUN provides a student voice on campus.
BASICS is an alcohol class provided by the University Health Center's Community Health Education Department.
BlackboardBlackboard is an on-line learning program. Information Services provides training in Blackboard. The web address for blackboard is http://my.unl.edu.
BSM (Building Systems Maintenance)
The BSM department provides maintenance services for a large variety of building systems, including electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as well as building access control (Andover.)
CA (Conference Assistant)A Conference Assistant is employed by the University Housing Summer Conference program, and serves as a customer service liaison to all conference guests.
CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)CAPS is located on the third floor of the health center, and provides mental health services to students. CAPS has both counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists on staff to assist students.
CBA (College of Business Administration)The CBA houses the College of Business Administration classrooms and administrative offices.
CRA (Community Resident Assistant)CRAs are student staff members who live in the apartment-style buildings, The Courtyards and The Village. The Department of Residence Life places a high emphasis on the educational role of the CRA in building a sense of community on their floor and in their building.
CribThe Crib, which is also known as the corncrib, is a study area on the first floor of the Nebraska Union. It is located to the south of Runza.
DA (Desk Assistant)Desk Assistants are student staff members who work at the residence hall front desks.
ECU (East Campus Union)The East Campus Union houses many meeting rooms, student services offices, a Campus Bookstore, and Food Services.
EthernetEthernet is a requirement for connecting to the Residence Hall Computing Network (ResNet).
Wellness AdvocatesWellness Advocates are students living in the residence halls who have been trained to respond to basic student health needs.
In/OutIn/Outs are the room condition inventory forms that residents complete when they move into their room/unit. The In/Out provides residents with an opportunity to detail any damages or problems that were already present prior to their move into their room. In/Outs are used to check students out of their rooms as part of the check-out process.
IS (Information Services)Information Services is the computer support center for the entire campus. IS staff manage most of the computer labs on campus, provide computer support for students, faulty and staff as well as leading training courses in areas of computing.
Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and ManagementThe Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management is housed in Kauffman Hall.
LC (Learning Community)Designed to make the transition to college and academic life easier, learning communities are made up of students who live on the same floor and who have several of the same classes together. Learning community floors are housed in Abel, Sandoz, HSS, Burr, Knoll and Selleck.
MyRed is a web-based student access to student records including grades, addresses, student accounts, financial aid, and admission status. MyRed can only be accessed by students of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and by prospective students. MyRed was designed to make accessing your student information easier. If you are not familiar with MyRed, you might want to look over the information offered on the main MyRed page. If you are a parent of a student, your student can give you access to their MyRed account and assign you a password. The student controls it. MyRed logon requires your student ID and your email address that is stored on our student information system. To access MyRed, go to myred.unl.edu
NC (Night Clerk)Night Clerks are student staff members who work at the residence hall front desks daily from Midnight to 8am, checking IDs as students enter the building after hours, communicating with staff about safety concerns in the building, and responding to issues as needed.
NRC (Neihardt Residence Center)The NRC, also known as Neihardt Hall, houses students participating in the University Honors Program. The University Honors Program office is located in NRC 118.
NU DirectionsNU Directions is a Program to Reduce High-Risk Drinking Among College Students. The NU Directions office is located in the City Union Room 200.
NU On Wheels/475-RIDENU on Wheels is a program that provides a free cab ride home for any registered UNL student. The program runs from 7pm to 7am, 7 days of the week, excluding winter and summer breaks. To use it, you must simply call NU on Wheels at 475-RIDE, give them your name, location, destination and student ID number. When they arrive, you must show your student ID card and in no time, you will arrive safely at your door. It's that simple! This service is provided by ASUN through student fee money as well as donations. This service is for students wanting a safe ride home and not for general travel. The NU On Wheels office is located in the City Union, Room 136.
NU StartNU Start is a unique residential learning community open only to incoming University freshmen. NU Start gives you a chance to begin your University studies, make friends and meet faculty when the atmosphere of the campus is more relaxed. The program includes activities and experiences that encourage students to interact with each other while learning to manage the new-found freedom and independence of college life. The NU Start office is located in the Canfield Administration Building, room 33.
OA (Office Assistant)Office assistants are student assistants that work in the complexes and Central Housing offices.
OASIS (Office of Academic Support and Intercultural Services)OASIS provides services for all UNL students, although it places an emphasis on supporting students of color - giving them and minority student organizations an opportunity to be in a familiar environment. It provides student staff and Program Coordinators who are familiar with the special needs of students of color on a predominantly white campus. The OASIS office is located at 333 North 14th Street.
OnityOnity is the key swipe card system currently in place in the following residence halls: Abel/Sandoz, Harper/Schramm/ Smith/The Village, The Courtyards, Neihardt and the Selleck 8000 building.
Pepsi ExperiencePepsi Experience is a program that allows students to sign-up to receive free Pepsi beverages for programs and events on campus. Forms can be filled out in the Student Involvement Office, on the second floor of the City Union.
PRC (Program Resource Center)The PRC is a resource room located in the basement of Neihardt Hall that is available to all Residence Life staff, residence hall government and RHA members. Resources available include a die cut machine, colored copy paper, banner size paper, paints, copier, and program resource materials.
QAC (Queer Ally Coalition)Primarily for undergraduate students, this group works for a safe and supportive campus environment for GLBT students. The group's goals include programming, education, and providing members with a safe social space. Meetings are in the format of a casual discussion forum for GLBT students to share their thoughts and ideas. The meetings are also intended to provide students with a fun yet supportive social environment where they may meet other GLBT students with similar interests. The meeting is open to all students - come see what it's all about.
"R"Often found on schedules, the letter "R" means you have a class on Thursday. If you find it coupled with the letter "T", you have class on Tuesday and Thursday.
RA (Resident Assistant)
RAs are student staff members who live in the traditional residence halls. The Department of Residence Life places a high emphasis on the educational role of the RA in building a sense of community on their floor and in their building.
Res Life (Residence Life)A common shortening for the Department of Residence Life; the Residence Life office is located in University Housing, room 202.
RHA (Residence Hall Association)RHA is the governing board of all hall or group governments on campus. Each hall has a specific number of delegates to RHA and they make decisions and recommendations as representatives of residence hall students. The RHA office is located in the City Union.
RD (Residence Director)RDs are full-time professionals who manage the residence halls on campus. Each is responsible for working with the student staff in their building, and many hold a master's degree in a Student Affairs/Higher Education related field. The RD office is typically located on the first floor of the residence hall.
ResNet (Residential Computing Network)
ResNet staff assist students with accessing the wired and wireless residence hall computing network. In addition, ResNet staff help with troubleshooting problems, finding antivirus software, managing computer security, etc.