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Important Introductory MBC Acronyms

ACADEMIC

Peer Advisor
An upper-class student who attends all MBC 101 classes, provides individual
consultation, and helps staff mentors make sure that first-year students
are aware of resources at MBC.

Peer Mentor
An upper-class student trained by the Director of the Learning Skills Center
to help other students manage time, learn effective study skills, and
adjust to academic life at college.

ELECTED LEADERSHIP

Class Officer
A group of four students elected by their class. Their duties are to program
towards the needs of their class, including special event planning for
Freshman Follies, Apple Day, Junior Dads and Family Weekend, and Commencement.

Community Development Team (CDT)
A group of five students who convene each week to discuss issues pertinent
to their community and work to collaboratively solve problems and program
to meet the needs of the community. The members include the Resident
Assistant, Hall President, Judicial Board representative, Honor Council
representative and Senator.

Executive Committee (EC)
A group of eight students elected by the student body. Their duties as a
committee are to make suggestions on policy-making and coordination of
the branches of the Student Government Association, to make appointments
and approvals of student positions, and to act on Senate legislation.

Honor Council (HC)
A group of 13 students elected by the student body to educate and enforce
MBC’s honor code. The duties of the Honor Council are to hear cases
involving lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and failure to report
an offense, and to impose penalties as warranted by the individual cases.
They must also hear cases referred by the Judicial Board concerning infractions
of the Honor System, and to impose penalties as warranted by the individual
cases.

Inter-Club Council (ICC)
One elected officer and one financial representative from each club and organization
on campus combine to form ICC, led by the SGA treasurer. They coordinate
efforts and work cooperatively with the college administration in planning
and scheduling programs, as well as approving dissemination of monies
to recognized clubs and organizations.

Judicial Board (JB)
A group of 13 students elected by the student body to educate and enforce
MBC’s judicial code. The duties of the Judicial Board are to hear
cases involving social conduct infractions and to impose penalties as
warranted by the individual cases. Cases are referred to the Honor Council
when incidents of lying, cheating, or stealing are discovered during
the investigative process.

Residence Hall President (HP)
A student elected by her floor or building community to address concerns
of the residents including work orders and other hall issues. Additionally
the HP attends weekly Senate meetings and writes a monthly newsletter.

Senator
A student elected by her floor or building community to represent the hall
at Senate each week and vote on campus issues.

Student Advocates
A group of eight students elected by the student body to advise and provide
support for students accused of an Honor or Judicial violation.

MENTORING

Big Sista
An upper-class student of color who serves as a mentor to first-year African-American
and Latina students.

Big Sister
An upper-class student who serves as a mentor to a first-year student and
assists with the adjustment to college.

Orientation Leader (OL)
An upper-class student who welcomes first-year students into the campus community,
helps them adjust to their new home, and encourages positive relationships.

Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG) Orientation Leader
– An upper-class student who is a member of PEG and serves as a mentor to
first-year PEG students.

Survival Opportunities and Resources (S.O.A.R.) Orientation Leader
An upper-class student of color who serves as a mentor to first-year African-American
and Latina students.   

PROGRAMMING

Assistant Community Coordinator (ACC)
A group of three students selected to provide support and guidance to the
RA staff and residential community on campus.

Baldwin Programming Board (BPB)
A group of six students selected to provide various large-scale activities
and events to the undergraduate population.

Peer Educator
An upper-class student hired to fulfill specific tasks and assist with developing
programs of the Office of Student Life.

Residence Hall Association (RHA)
A group of students, including four elected officers, selected to provide
programs and events for the residence hall population on campus. Hall
Presidents also fall under the umbrella of RHA.

Resident Assistant (RA)
An upper-class student who lives in the residence hall and helps with the
adjustment to life at MBC. An RA is the primary resource person on the
floor who serves as a mentor/peer counselor while developing a sense
of community on the floor and addressing any concerns that may arise. RAs
can also serve as a guide to refer you to additional resources on campus.  

Umoja House Resident
A group of five selected students who are committed to creating and facilitating
residential and campus-wide events that celebrate and explore African-American
history and culture.

VWIL (Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership)

Cadet
A student returning to VWIL.

Cadre
An upper-class VWIL student in charge of physical training PT (Physical Training)
and LCP (Leadership Challenge Program).

Calic
A senior VWIL student that works directly with a first-year VWIL student,
serves as a resource, and helps with the adjustment to VWIL.

Ma’am
A student involved in VWIL who has received her “Rights of Passage.”

nULL
A first-year VWIL student; the term nULL means “zero and void” and
suggests that the new student is unfamiliar with the ways of the corps and
the values it represents.

Sister nULL
A cadet or nULL who matriculated into VWIL during the same academic year.