G.I.V.E., S.O.L.D., P.A.T.C.H.E.S., P.R.O.M.I.S.E. – you see acronyms all across Gannon’s campus, but do you know what they stand for? Edge presents its complete guide to Gannon acronyms.


A – C

AGD – Alpha Gamma Delta

APB – Activities Programming Board

APD – Alpha Phi Delta

APO – Alpha Psi Omega

ASA – Alpha Sigma Alpha

AST – Alpha Sigma Tau

CETL – Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

CDES – Career Development and Employment Services

CFAL – Center for Adult Learning

CSC – Center for Social Concerns


D – F

DSP – Delta Sigma Phi

Erie-GAINS – Erie-Gannon Alliances to Improve Neighborhood Sustainability

ETI – Erie Technology Incubator

FYE – First-Year Experience


G – I

GGG – Gannon Goes Green Committee

G.I.V.E. – Gannon’s Invitation to Volunteer Everywhere

GUCH – Gannon University Club Hockey

G.U.E.S.T. – Gannon University Escort Service Team

GUSEC – Gannon University Society for Exceptional Children

GUSPAS – Gannon University Society of Physician Assistant Students

GUST – Gannon University Sailing Team

GUTS – Gannon University Team Spirit

ISO – International Student Office


J – L

KnightLIFE – Lifestyle Information for Everyone

L.E.C.O.M. – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

L.I.F.E. – Love Is for Everyone

LSC – Latino Student Committee


M – O

MSA – Muslim Student Association

NCAA – National Collegiate Athletic Association

O.W.L. – Organization of Women Leaders


P – R

P.A.T.C.H.E.S. – Promoting Awareness Toward a Community of Healthy Educated Students

P.R.O.M.I.S.E. – Promoting Responsible Ongoing Management in Social Environments

PSAC – Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

REAP – Returning to Education Adult Program


S – U

S.A.V.E. – Students Against Violence Everywhere

SBA – Sports Business Association

SBDC – Small Business Development Center

SGA – Student Government Association

S.O.L.D. – Student Organization and Leadership Development

SOTA – Student Occupational Therapy Association

T.R.A.V.E.L. – Transforming Residents Abroad Via Engaged Learning


V – Z

WOW – Women of the World

ZBT – Zeta Beta Tau