What is the PSU jargon?


ANGEL- This is the course management system (CMS) available for use by instructors, students, and staff. Click the (?) button to get the most current information or help with using ANGEL.

ARHS- Association of Residence Hall Students, the student representative body of all students living on-campus.

BJC- The Bryce Jordan Center. This entertainment facility hosts many concerts at discounted student rates and is also home to Penn State Men’s & Women’s Basketball.

CATA- Centre Area Transit Authority. This is the bus system that operates throughout State College and campus. CATA operates the campus links and loops.

CCSG– Council of Commonwealth Student Governments. This is the student body government of all students living at or coming from a Commonwealth Campus.

East, West, Pollock, South, North, Eastview, Nittany and White Course– Refers to the respective residential areas.

eLion- This website is used to keep track of student academic records, manage transcripts, schedule classes, pay bills, review financial aid award, and other important student services.

HUB- Hetzel Union Building. A popular area for students to relax, the HUB features several eateries, wi-fi internet access, study areas, student activities, the Penn State Bookstore, galleries, and many student services.

Loop- Refers to the CATA Bus routes that run in a consistent loop around campus and the downtown community. There are two loops, Blue and White and both are free of charge.

Link- Refers to the CATA Bus route that runs in a consistent link between west campus and east campus. There are two types of links, Red and Green. The Green Link travels to central campus while the Red Link runs to the far west side of campus. Both links are free of charge.

Nat– McCoy Natatorium. The McCoy Natatorium is located near the Bank of America Career Services Building and East Halls. “The Nat” features a fitness loft, a 6-lane, 25-yard competition pool, a 6-lane, 25-yard instructional pool, a diving well and an Olympic size outdoor pool.

OCSU– Off-Campus Student Union. This is the student representative body of all students who live off-campus.

Rec Hall- Recreation Hall. This newly renovated facility is the home of many athletic and sporting events on campus. This facility features weight training facilities, cardio machines, and personal trainers.

PRCC aka Robeson Center- Paul Robeson Cultural Center. The Robeson Center functions as a forum for the cultural enrichment, educational development, and social advancement of all students. The Robeson Center features an art gallery, cultural library, and organizes several events on campus to celebrate diversity.

SPA– Student Programming Association. SPA exists to serve the student body by providing diverse activities, programming assistance and resources, which enhance a student’s overall co-curricular experience.

THON– The largest student-run philanthropy in the world, the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) is a year-round fundraising event benefiting The Four Diamonds Fund, Conquering Childhood Cancer, at the Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, PA. The year culminates in a 46-hour dance marathon held every February.

UPUA- University Park Undergraduate Association, the student body government for the University Park Campus.

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