If you hang out around our office long enough you will find that we have a language all of our own. Below is a short list of words you might hear us throw around that you don’t know.

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    B&F

    Budget & Finance: the process in which the budget & finance committee in SGA senate allocates the Student Activity Fee to all five SAPs. Typically happens the first of each academic year.

    CODE OF LAWS

    The governing document of the Student Government Association that guides the overarching direction of SAPs in terms of requirements for their existence and items such as student salaries, advisor review, budget & finance, registered student organization requirements, etc.

    COI

    Certificate of Insurance: student organizations and third parties are not covered under Auburn University’s General Liability Policy and may be asked to provide a Certificate of General Liability Insurance for events. If your organization or party does not have coverage, you may obtain a Tenant User’s Liability Insurance Policy (TULIP).

    DOSA

    Division of Student Affairs: 13 departments that aim to cultivate a healthy and supportive campus environment that engages students, advances learning, encourages leadership, and prepares students for future success.

    EVENT PLANNING SYSTEM

    All events being held on campus must submit an event request form. Events are defined as gatherings or competitions with multiple people in attendance.
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    GEM CART

    Global Electric Motorcar: electric vehicle designed for street and turf. Student Involvement has two carts that can be checked out to transport equipment and/or people for campus events or transportation on campus.

    OCM

    Office of Communications & Marketing: is responsible for the integrity, implementation and management of the Auburn University brand.

    OSI

    Office of Student Involvement: four SAPs that aim to engage and empower students by providing developmental opportunities that enhance individual learning and leadership through a diverse student-centered environment.

    P-CARD

    Visa Purchasing Card: a credit card that advisors have to make business related purchases (tax free).

    PEF

    Program Expansion Fund Request: used for allocations to SAPs in order to allow for the expansion of current programming or to create new programming items during the fiscal year.

    PPS

    Procurement & Payment Services: the budget office that manages all financial related business for the university.

    PREFERRED VENDOR

    A business that Auburn University has awarded a contract via bid process to have offer special pricing for specific products; rental car – Enterprise, shipping – FedEx, office supplies – Staples, etc.

    SAP

    Student Activity Portfolio; a student activity fee-funded portfolio that contains student activity programs. There are five SAPs– Leadership & Service, Student Governance, Student Media, Student Programming, and Student Organizations.

    SAF

    Student Activity Fee; every Auburn student pays $44.75 per semester in addition to their tuition to provide student engagement opportunities outside of the classroom.

    AUBURN STUDENT MEDIA GROUP

    One SAP that strives to share the “Auburn Story” in a professional manner while creating invaluable career experiences for students.

    SUITE 3130

    The office location for the Office of Student Involvement within the Student Center where four of five SAPs are housed.

    TECH BANK

    Technology Bank: collection of technology (iPads, walkie talkies, cameras, video cameras, etc.) that is shared by all SAPs. Established in 2014 by SGA.

    VPSA

    Vice President for Student Affairs: chief student affairs officer for the university (Dr. Bobby Woodard).