Capitalize principal words in the official names of University administrative offices, divisions, initiatives, etc. For informal uses, such as president's office, do not capitalize.

Examples: Office of the Provost, provost's office, Institute for Leadership in Technology & Management, the institute.

When using acronyms, always spell out the full name of the office on first reference.

Example: The Bucknell Professional Network (BPN) connects Bucknell alumni with one another for career development and enrichment purposes. BPN hosts alumni gatherings around the country.            

The official names of University divisions, offices, centers, institutes and initiatives are listed below, followed by their appropriate acronym where applicable.

Office of Accessibility Resources

Office of Alumni Relations


Berelson Center for Jewish Life   

Bucknell Career Connect   

Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment BCSE on second reference   

Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning BILL on second reference   

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy BIPP on second reference   

Bucknell Fabrication Institute B-Fab on second reference  

Bucknell Nutrition Initiative Program BNIP on second reference   

Bucknell Professional Network BPN on second reference  

Bucknell Program for Undergraduate Research PUR on second reference

Bucknell Student Health

Bucknell University Business Pitch Competition BizPitch on second reference

Bucknell University Entrepreneurs Incubator Also known as Startup Lewisburg

Bucknell University Intelligence Program   

Bucknell University Press   

Campus Activities & Programs Also known as the CAP Center   

Career Development Center Avoid using the CDC acronym, except in multiple references, as it may be confused with other organizations.

Office of the Chaplains & Religious Life

Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender CSREG on second reference

The China Institute at Bucknell University

Classroom & Event Technology Support

Counseling & Student Development Center

Digital Communications & Web Development

Digital Scholarship Center DSC on second reference

Dining Services

Office of Civic Engagement

Division of Communications

Office of Development & Alumni Relations Do not abbreviate as DAR in external communications.

Office of Facilities

Office of Financial Aid

Geisinger-Bucknell Autism & Developmental Medicine Center Falls under the Geisinger Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute, which may be abbreviated ADMI

Office of the General Counsel

Griot Institute for Africana Studies

Housing Services

Humanities Center

Human Resources

Institute for Leadership in Technology & Management ILTM on second reference

Institute for Leadership in Sustainable Technology ILST on second reference

Office of Institutional Research & Planning

Intercultural Equity & Advocacy A network of offices that assists the Bucknell Community in becoming a more inclusive and supportive educational environment. Consists of the Office of the Chaplains & Religious Life, International Student Services, the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* and Queer Resources, Multicultural Student Services and the Women's Resource Center.

International Student Services ISS on second reference

Investment Office

Keen Winter Interdisciplinary Design Experience K-WIDE on second reference

Kenneth W. Freeman College of Management Use Freeman College of Management on subsequent reference

Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* and Queer Resources

Library & Information Technology L&IT on second reference

Multicultural Student Services MSS on second reference

Operations & Management Group

Office of the President

President's Diversity Council

President's Sustainability Council

Office of the Provost

Office of Publications, Print & Mail

Public Safety Public Safety officers are sworn law enforcement officers. They are not security guards and should not be referred to by that term or any variation of it.

Office of Sponsored Projects

Division of Student Affairs

Office of Recreation Services

Office of the Registrar

Office of Religious Life

Small Business Development Center SBDC on second reference

Special Collections/University Archives

Stadler Center for Poetry

Startup Lewisburg Also known as the Bucknell University Entrepreneurs Incubator

Teaching & Learning Center TLC on second reference

Women's Resource Center

Writing Center


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