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ABC's of SUU
LOL , TTYL, and BFF, are all forms of acronyms used in everyday texting. But what about college life? Here you will find a video on some key acronyms used around SUU's campus.
Big Sky Conference: Athletic conferences for all sports (except gymnastics which is in the Mountain Rim Conference)
Gerald Sherratt: 13th SUU President from 1982-1997. Sherratt is remembered as a true visionary, innovator and a key part in SUU's legacy. This legacy is celebrated by the SUU traditions of rubbing the head of his statue in the library for good luck on final exams.
ACES: Assistant Coach for Excellence and Success. Learn more about ACES at https://www.suu.edu/orientation/aces-program.html
SSA: Student Success Advisor. Your SSA will help you know which classes you need to take for your major and get you involved on campus. Find a list of SSAs and which majors they oversee at https://www.suu.edu/advising/advisors.html
Old Sorrel: The name of the horse that saved the expedition of townspeople trying to build the building on campus we know today as Old Main. Old Sorrel has a statue by the soccer fields. Students gather here for "True T-Bird Night," an annual campus tradition. Learn more about the history of Old Sorrel and the founding of SUU at https://www.suu.edu/general/history.html
Quad: A green space of grass on campus used to gather on for different events. We have three quads on campus: PE Quad, Multipurpose Quad, and Upper Quad
Gunther the Rock: A rock on the Business Quad that is painted by different clubs and organizations on campus to advertise their events.
Thunderbird: Mascot of SUU
Based off the information in this section you should be able to answer the following questions.
- T/F Acronyms are used a lot in college.
- T/F You have to know everything when you come to college.
- Who is Old Sorrel?
- What is a Thunderbird?
- What conference is used for all sports except gymnastics?
- Who is Gunther?
- When do you rub the head of Gerald Sherratt?