There are many terms and acronyms particular to Columbia University that a student in General Studies will encounter in their careers as students. This page seeks to define these in a central location easy for students to consult.
ABC:Activities Board at Columbia is the student run board that oversees nearly 155 cultural student groups from the four undergraduate colleges.
ARC:Academic Resource Center is a program run each semester by General Studies to provide tutors and other academic resources.
Barnard: is a women's college tightly integrated into the Columbia University community.
CC:Columbia College is the oldest and largest of the four undergraduate colleges at Columbia University. CC is attended by "traditional" 18-22 year old college students.
CCE:Center for Career Education is a Columbia University organization focused on connecting undergraduates with job search utilities, interview skills, internships and temporary and long term employment.
NSOP:New Student Orientation is the name for the welcoming events for new students in the Fall. NSOP includes many important events such as messages from the college deans, safety and health information as well as how to participate in campus organizations like student councils and political organizations. Programs are also provided that connect students to other students in their college and to New York City.