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