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DepartmentS & ProgramS

August 3, 2011 – The following rules and names are pending approval by the Executive Council, but they comprise the best working list of unit names at the university. The current list is missing many units of the Division of Academic Affairs, but a project is under way to add them.

Generally, use the following conventions for the full, formal names of university organizational units:

  • Division of – reserved for units administered by a Vice President. For example, Division of Business Affairs
  • Department of – reserved for academic units only. For example, Department of English.
  • Program – for use in academic areas that are part of an academic unit, for example, Vocational Nursing Program, which is part of the Department of Nursing. It also is used in nonacademic areas that are part of a larger unit with approval of the Provost, for example, Upward Bound Program within the Division of Student Affairs. These areas may also follow state or national program names.
  • Center – Specific units that may follow state or national program names, for example, Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy. Other exceptions may be approved by the Provost, for example, Academic Advising Center.

"Department of" and "Office of" should be used instead of "[Name] Department" or "[Name] Office," unless the unit name has used the latter style for an extended period of time and uses that name for marketing and promotions, where a change of name could confuse students and the public.


expand  Current Unit Names (partial listing) :
Academic Advising Center
Advanced Placement Summer Institute
Arts Center
ASPIRE Program
CAMP
Campus Police
Campus Recreation
Cancer Information Management Center
Carl Perkins Program
Center for Border and Transnational Studies
Center for Civic Engagement
Center for Early Childhood Studies
Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Center for Teaching and Learning
Central Receiving
Childcare Center
College of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions
College of Education
College of Liberal Arts
College of Nursing
College of Science, Mathematics and Technology
Criminal Justice Institute
Division of Academic Affairs
Division of Business Affairs
Division of Institutional Advancement
Early Childhood Center
Fort Brown Memorial Center
GO Center/Info Shop
Institute for Public Service
International Innovation Center
International Trade Center
JASON Project
Kids' College
Leadership and Mentorship Program
Learning Enrichment Program
Libraries, University
Mail Services
MBRS-RISE Program
Office of Accounting and Finance
Office of Admissions and Recruiting
Office of Advancement Services
Office of Alumni Relations
Office of Career Services
Office of Chess
Office of Compliance
Office of Creative Services
Office of Data Management and Reporting
Office of Dean of (name)
Office of Development
Office of Disability Services
Office of Dual Enrollment
Office of Enrollment Management
Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Office of Facilities Planning
Office of Financial Aid
Office of Financial Services
Office of Global Engagement
Office of Governmental Relations
Office of Graduate Studies
Office of Human Resources
Office of Information Security
Office of Information Technology Services
Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness
Office of Intercollegiate Athletics
Office of Internal Audits
Office of ITECC Facilities Services
Office of ITNET
Office of Marketing and Communication
Office of Media Services
Office of News and Information
Office of Purchasing
Office of Residential Life
Office of Scorpiontation
Office of Space Management
Office of Space Management
Office of Student Health Services
Office of Student Life
Office of Student Media
Office of Testing
Office of the President
Office of the Provost
Office of the Registrar
Office of Veterans Resources
Office of Vice President for [Name]
Office of Web Communications
Office of Workforce Training and Continuing Education
Patron of the Arts Program
Printing Services
Rancho del Cielo Program
School of Business
STEMS Program
STING Program
Student Support Services
Study Abroad Program
Talent Search Program
Teacher Certification Program
The Language Institute
University College
Upward Bound Math and Science Program
Upward Bound Program
Upward Bound Rio Hondo Program
User Support Services
Veterans Upward Bound Program

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