Acronym Guide

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Common BSC Acronyms

17Cs – The Section of BSC bylaws that allow for extenuating circumstances (for housing contracts) to be heard by AdCom.

AA – Administrative Assistant

AdCode – Administrative Code

AdCom – Administrative Committee, chaired by the AdCom Chair

ASUC – Associated Students of the University of California. This is the student government of UC Berkeley.

BAPs – Board Approved Projects

Board Pack – The packet that goes to Board Reps before board meetings with policies, minutes, etc.

Board – Board of Directors.

BSC – Berkeley Student Cooperative.

BSCAA – Berkeley Students Cooperative Alumni Association. This is a separate non-profit made up of alumni of the BSC that help with fundraising and social events.

BSCEA – Berkeley Student Cooperative Employee Association. Also the USCAEA: USCA Employee Association.

CK – Central Kitchen, technically Central Warehouse

CL – Central Level

CM – Central Maintenance

CO – Central Office

CODA – Coordinator for outreach diversity & anti-discrimination

ConCom – Conduct Committee, chaired by the ConCom Chair

CZ – Casa Zimbabwe

DAC – Disability Access Coordinator

EACom – External Affairs Committee. Chaired by VPEA.

ED – Executive Director

EDRC – Executive Director Review Committee

ESC – Emergency Services Coordinator

ETCom – Education & Training Committee, formerly Member Services Member Education Committee. Chaired by VPET, formerly VPMA

Ficom – Finance Committee!

GM – General Manager. This position turned into the ED.

GMM – General Membership Meeting

HabCode – Habitability Code.

HAPs – House Approved Projects

HEC - Health Education Coordinator

HiCom – Hiring Committee. An ad-hoc committee made up of people who are “Hi-Com” trained who, you guessed it, hire employees!

HiCom Chair – Hiring Committee Chair.

Hip House – Hillegasse-Parker (cross streets) House

HLBAPs – Pronounced “Hell-Baps.” House Labor Board Approved Projects. When Board approves money for supplies where the labor comes from the house’s cooperative residents.

HM – House Manager

KM – Kitchen Manager

MaintCom – Maintenance Committee

MEC – Member Events Coordinator. Formerly the SMUC (Social Managers Underfunded Collective) chair.

MM – Maintenance Manager.

MRN – Member Resource Newsletter

NASCO – North American Students of COoperation. This is an umbrella organization that helps to enhance the cooperative movement throughout North America. We contribute a large portion of its finances and make up a large portion of its membership. Any NASCO member (which all USCA members are) can stay at any other NASCO house for a limited but significant amount of time! Sweet!

NMO – New Member Orientation

OpCom – Operations Committee, one half of the former PopCom, chaired by the VPO.

PopCom – Policy and Operations Committee. Chaired by VPIA. Split into two committees in Spring 2010: OpCom, chaired by VPO, and HRCom, chaired by VPIA

PRC – President Review Committee.

STEAM – Supervisory TEAM (STEAM… get it?), made up of Managers at Central Office

USCA – University Students Cooperative Association, the original name of the BSC.

VOC – Vote of Confidence. Compensation Elections. At Board (President, VPs, SEC). At House level (compensated manager positions).

VPCA – Vice President Capital Affairs (Formerly VPSM)

VPEA – Vice President External Affairs

VPET – Vice President Education & Training

VPFA – Vice President Financial Affairs

VPIA – Vice President Internal Affairs

VPO – Vice President Operations

WM – Workshift Manager.

WRC – Waste Reduction Coordinator