Haveracronyms

by Fariea Khan, Class of 2022


The beginning of college with so many different offices with opportunities might seem overwhelming. However, each of these offices is uniquely helpful and is designed to address different aspects of student life on campus.

ADS: Access and Disability Services

ADS works collaboratively with each student applying for accommodations to determine eligibility and to identify the accommodations that are necessary and helpful to the student without altering the fundamental nature of the academic program. For more information, please refer to www.haverford.edu/access-and-disability-services

CAPS: Counseling & Psychological Services   

Students speak about a wide range of topics that upset, frighten, confuse, thrill, sadden, or anger them. Working collaboratively with counselors helps students better understand what factors are contributing to their concerns. Greater insight and awareness helps students regulate their lives and better determine what decisions they want to make. For more information, please refer to www.haverford.edu/counseling-psychological-services

CCPA: Career and Professional Advising

The Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) empowers students and alumni to learn about and prepare for meaningful work, as they translate their Haverford liberal arts education into a rewarding life. In short, they are here to help students explore, identify, and realize their career and professional goals. For more information, please refer to www.haverford.edu/career-and-professional-advising

CPGC: The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship

The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship offers local community engagement opportunities, community-engaged courses and curricular pathways, and financial support for student and faculty activities that advance peace, social justice, and global citizenship. For more information, please refer to www.haverford.edu/peace-and-global-citizenship

DC: Dining Center

The Dining Center (DC) is a traditional “all you care to eat” facility with a variety of menus to fit today’s student preferences. For more information, please refer to www.haverford.edu/dining-services

FYDC: First-Year Dean’s Council

The First-Year Dean’s Council consists of current first-year students to advocate for incoming students’ needs alongside Dean Katrina Glanzer. This blog is run by the Dean’s Council!

GIAC: Douglas B. Gardner ’83 Integrated Athletic Center (GIAC)

the Douglas B. Gardner ’83 Integrated Athletic Center is an aesthetically pleasing 100,000-square-foot complex that encourages and enhances athletic participation with state-of-the-art fitness, exercise, and training facilities. The GIAC, the first green building at Haverford College, signified a new era in sustainable construction for the Quaker institution. It is one of a handful of LEED gold-certified collegiate athletic facilities. For more information, please refer to www.haverfordathletics.com/information/facilites/giac

HCA: Haverford College Apartments


Haverford College Apartment complex comprised of 17 garden-style, two-story apartment buildings located at the south end of Haverford’s campus. Each building has eight apartments, with three two bedroom apartments and a one bedroom apt on each floor. Each apt has a bathroom, a living/dining area, closets, and a full kitchen; apartments have hardwood floors and laundry located in the basement. For more information, please refer to www.haverford.edu/residential-life/residence-halls

HCAH: The Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities

The Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities fosters collaboration, experimentation, and critical thought, connecting Haverford with diverse communities of writers, artists, performers, thinkers, activists, and innovators. For more information, please refer to www.haverford.edu/hcah

KINSC: Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center

The Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC) catalyzes and facilitates programs that maintain Haverford’s position at the leading edge of academic excellence in the sciences. For more information, please refer to www.haverford.edu/integrated-natural-sciences-center


OMA: Office of Multicultural Affairs


The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) sustains and carries out Haverford College’s commitment to diversity by supporting student programs, faculty initiatives, and curricular innovations that cultivate a vibrant and multifaceted intellectual community. For more information, please refer to www.haverford.edu/oma

SEO: Student Engagement & Leadership

The Office of Student Engagement is responsible for the development of an inclusive, safe, and engaged campus community.Through intentional advising and support, it empowers and challenges students to develop as ethical leaders in their community. Haverford students, in partnership with Student Engagement, work collaboratively across organizations, governance models, and campus-wide committees, to uphold a student leadership model that champions self-governance and advocacy. Haverford’s values of trust, concern, and respect are interwoven into the fabric of Student Engagement’s approach to community building and student development. For more information, please refer to www.haverford.edu/student-engagement