Bucks+

Adding value to your future

Find and participate in virtual activities happening throughout Bucks County & beyond. Earn points for activities, attendance, and accomplishments at varying levels.

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How Do I Get Started?

Powered by Suitable

Bucks+ is powered by Suitable, an app and website that helps you track your progress through the program. You will use the app to check-in at virtual events and once in-person events resume, you can use the built-in QR code reader. Any time you participate and/or scan into an event, your attendance is recorded and points are added to your account. In some cases, you might have to complete a task before you see your points added to your account. You can check your Suitable account to see your total points, view the leaderboard & upcoming events.

1. Download the app
2. Use your "@live.bucks.edu" email
3. Press continue and login

  • Enable Push Notifications
  • Enable access to the camera*
  • Scan the QR code to earn points!
*Camera required to scan QR codes.
 
 




Upcoming Events

Full details available on the app

Arts & Communication Faculty Showcase

Sept. 9, 2021, 9 a.m. - Dec. 6, 2021, 4 p.m.

The Arts & Communication Department showcases a diverse collection of works from its faculty members throughout the Fall 21 semester. Submit a written email reflection to arts.comm@bucks.edu

Global and Cultural Awareness

Financial Life Lessons - Thur. Oct. 14th 12:30-1:30

Oct. 14, 2021, 12:30 p.m. - Dec. 14, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

Join author and Financial Advisor Michael Zisa to learn skills leading to financial independence, including: Living within your means Staying out of unnecessary debt Embracing compound interest Buying assets, not liabilities. **Submit a written reflection on two things you learned.**

Bucks Pride Financial Literacy

Education Majors: tests required for transfer

Oct. 20, 2021, 8 a.m. - Dec. 10, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Watch this video explaining the basic Skills Tests required for education majors to transfer. Submit a written reflection on two things you learned.

Personal and Professional Development

Americans for Native Americans Donation Drive

Oct. 25, 2021, 6 a.m. - Nov. 30, 2021, 4:45 p.m.

The Honors@Bucks Club is holding a donation drive for Americans for Native Americans, a nonprofit organization based in Doylestown dedicated to serve the Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni Nations out West. We are collecting the following: School Supplies (notebooks & writing utencils), bought undergarments for children (underwear & training bras), bought or homemade fleece blankets [Or, you can donate money using their website](https://givebutter.com/ANADONATE) If you go this route, please leave a note mentioning the Honors@Bucks Club. Look for a box at these locations: **Newtown Campus:** Rollins 112 by the cafe **Upper Bucks Campus:** Inside the front door of the North Building **Lower Bucks Campus:** In front of the Student Commons near the front doors

Global and Cultural Awareness

Meditation Mondays

Nov. 29, 2021, 9 a.m. - Nov. 29, 2021, 9 p.m.

Please join Professor Marianne Kepler for a variety of relaxing sessions.

Bucks Pride Personal and Professional Development

Hillel Club's Hanukkah Event Day 1

Nov. 29, 2021, 11 a.m. - Nov. 29, 2021, 3 p.m.

Join Hillel Club as we celebrate The Festival of Lights! Play Dreidel and support the Bucks Food Initiative and the Challah for Hunger Initiative. **Buy Fresh Challah and get a chance to win 1 of 2 $25 gift cards as well a Bucks+ points! We will be at the Linksz Pavilion from Nov. 29th- Dec. 2! Between 11:00am -3:00pm **BRING $5 CASH!!****

Bucks Pride Community Engagement

Hillel Club's Hanukkah Event Day 2

Nov. 30, 2021, 11 a.m. - Nov. 30, 2021, 3 p.m.

Join Hillel Club as we celebrate The Festival of Lights! Play Dreidel and support the Bucks Food Initiative and the Challah for Hunger Initiative. **Buy Fresh Challah and get a chance to win 1 of 2 $25 gift cards as well a Bucks+ points! We will be at the Linksz Pavilion from Nov. 29th- Dec. 2! Between 11:00am -3:00pm **BRING $5 CASH!!****

Bucks Pride Community Engagement

Talk About it Tuesday

Nov. 30, 2021, 12:05 p.m. - Nov. 30, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

The Final Count Down

Personal and Professional Development

Protecting LGBTQ+ Rights in Pennsylvania Panel Discussion

Nov. 30, 2021, 12:30 p.m. - Nov. 30, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

The Senators will discuss the urgent need for statewide non-discrimination legislation to protect the LGBTQ+ community. The Zlock Performing Arts Center, Newtown Campus. Also broadcast via Zoom. Please preregister for the Zoom broadcast at https://tinyurl.com/v3a58xh8 Please join us for this free event.

Personal and Professional Development Global and Cultural Awareness

Play Poker / Learn to Play | Game #14

Nov. 30, 2021, 12:30 p.m. - Nov. 30, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

**Play poker** and **make friends** on campus! New players will be **taught how to play**. *New players are always welcome*.

Bucks Pride

Sign up to Engage with Princeton University innovation and entrepreneurship

Dec. 1, 2021, 9 a.m. - Dec. 2, 2021, 4 p.m.

The Engage 2021 conference will feature sessions to help researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators gain skills and connect with resources to accelerate the impact of their work on complex societal problems. We'll also explore how Princeton and partners can foster a robust and inclusive innovation ecosystem on campus and throughout the region. This free online conference will be extremely valuable for: Princeton and non-Princeton researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and students Investors, funders, accelerators, services and all those who support and advance entrepreneurship Industry, government, innovation stakeholders and policymakers. No Princeton affiliation is required.

Personal and Professional Development

Toys for Tots/ Toy Drive

Dec. 1, 2021, 11 a.m. - Dec. 10, 2021, 3 p.m.

Donate a new unwrapped toy and receive Bucks+ points. You may donate from December 1 through December 10, 2021. You may donate at all 3 campuses.

Bucks Pride

Kick off the Holidays! Check out the Magic Holiday Village!

Dec. 1, 2021, 11 a.m. - Dec. 1, 2021, 2 p.m.

All students are invited to kick off the holidays! Stop by the Linksz Pavilion at the Newtown Campus for Holiday Fun! There will be games, music, make your own decorations, photo booth, and snacks. We will also be collecting new and unwrapped toys, books, puzzles, etc. for Toys for Tots! Dont forget to get your Bucks+ points for attending and having fun.

Bucks Pride

Hillel Club's Hanukkah Event Day 3

Dec. 1, 2021, 11 a.m. - Dec. 1, 2021, 3 p.m.

Join Hillel Club as we celebrate The Festival of Lights! Play Dreidel and support the Bucks Food Initiative and the Challah for Hunger Initiative. **Buy Fresh Challah and get a chance to win 1 of 2 $25 gift cards as well a Bucks+ points! We will be at the Linksz Pavilion from Nov. 29th- Dec. 2! Between 11:00am -3:00pm **BRING $5 CASH!!****

Bucks Pride Community Engagement

Phi Theta Kappa Meet & Greet

Dec. 1, 2021, noon - Dec. 1, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

Phi Theta Kappa Meet and Greet in Solarium on Wednesday December 1st from 12:00 -1:30 pm.

Bucks Pride

Meditation in the Orangery

Dec. 1, 2021, 12:30 p.m. - Dec. 1, 2021, 12:55 p.m.

Please join us every Wednesday at 12:30-12:55 for meditation in the Orangery - no experience necessary. Come as your schedule permits. Submit a written reflection on how meditating made you feel.

Bucks Pride Personal and Professional Development

Yoga in the Orangery

Dec. 1, 2021, 1 p.m. - Dec. 1, 2021, 2 p.m.

Join us for relaxing Yoga in the Orangery every Wednesday at 1:00-2:00. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Come as your schedule permits. Submit a written reflection on how yoga made you feel.

Bucks Pride Personal and Professional Development

Induction Ceremony

Dec. 1, 2021, 7 p.m. - Dec. 1, 2021, 9 p.m.

NSLS Required Event for members only

Personal and Professional Development

Students-Get out those "Ugly Sweaters/ Ugly Sweater Contest!

Dec. 2, 2021, 7 a.m. - Dec. 2, 2021, 11:30 p.m.

Enter the Student Ugly Sweater Contest by submitting the entry form and taking up to three photos of yourself in a costume. https://bucksedu.wufoo.com/forms/ugly-sweater-contest-2021/Winners will be announced.

Bucks Pride

Bucks County Community College Virtual Student Leadership Workshop Series/ Making the Most of Your 24/7: Using Time Effectively Workshop is from 2:00-3:00 pm.

Dec. 2, 2021, 7 a.m. - Dec. 2, 2021, 11:30 p.m.

Please join Dave Kelly, America's Student Leadership Trainer, is the leading authority on Student Leadership and Community Service on college campuses today. As a professional trainer, motivator, and servant leader, Dave is an expert on all aspects of running and leading campus organizations and developing the character of a servant leader. Learning Outcomes: Appraise how you use your time, learn plans to use it more effectively, and list your priorities to achieve more of what is important to you. Leadership Solutions: Many students do not know how to use their time effectively, manage their technology and social media, or get things accomplished in the best way possible. This program addresses that and shows them the way to better use their time! There are 60 seconds in every minute and 60 minutes in every hour equaling 1440 minutes and 86,400 seconds each day! Sounds like a lot, right? But it never seems to be enough. Using your time more effectively depends upon how you choose your priorities and what distractions you allow to control your life. Dave will teach you 10 keys to taking back more of the time you have and how to use it to your advantage! Students please complete your registration. You will then receive the meeting link directly from Zoom. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlde2oqzosH9PWncRDhkVLUzAfjVCGPs1R Please submit a reflection on what made you attend this workshop and two things you learned from this workshop. You may submit your reflection by 11:30 pm.

Bucks Pride Personal and Professional Development

Hillel Club's Hanukkah Event Day 4

Dec. 2, 2021, 11 a.m. - Dec. 2, 2021, 3 p.m.

Join Hillel Club as we celebrate The Festival of Lights! Play Dreidel and support the Bucks Food Initiative and the Challah for Hunger Initiative. **Buy Fresh Challah and get a chance to win 1 of 2 $25 gift cards as well a Bucks+ points! We will be at the Linksz Pavilion from Nov. 29th- Dec. 2! Between 11:00am -3:00pm **BRING $5 CASH!!****

Bucks Pride Community Engagement

Kick off the Holidays! Holiday Fun with Live Music and Cookie Decorating!

Dec. 2, 2021, noon - Dec. 2, 2021, 2 p.m.

Stop by the Linksz Pavilion at the Newtown Campus for Holiday Fun! All students are invited to listen to live music. There will also be cookie decorating and more holiday fun! We will also be collecting new and unwrapped toys, books, puzzles, etc. for Toys for Tots! Dont forget to get your Bucks+ points for attending and having fun.

Bucks Pride

Meet Chiefs of Police in Bucks County! Dec. 2nd 12:30-1:30pm

Dec. 2, 2021, 12:30 p.m. - Dec. 2, 2021, 2 p.m.

Please join us on Thursday December 2 at 12:30 pm via zoom to meet some of our Chiefs of Police in Bucks County. Even better, all of these chiefs teach for us right here at Bucks in criminal justice! So if you want to become a police officer, this is great- but even if you would like to do other things in criminal justice, related to criminal justice, or just have questions about our Bucks community, you can join! Chief James Sabath, Chief of Police, Newtown Borough Chief Joseph Kelly, Chief of Police, Yardley Borough Chief David Mettin, Chief of Police, Plumstead Township Chief Matthew Phelan, Chief of Police, Bedminster Township

Community Engagement

Play Poker / Learn to Play | Game #14

Dec. 2, 2021, 12:30 p.m. - Dec. 2, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

**Play poker** and **make friends** on campus! *New players are always welcome* and will be **taught how to play**.

Bucks Pride

Education Panel - What's next after BCCC?

Dec. 2, 2021, 4 p.m. - Dec. 2, 2021, 5:15 p.m.

This zoom panel comprises recent students who have transferred to Temple and Holy Family, an early childhood Director, a school age Director, a Special Education teacher and an Elementary Teacher. Each speaker will share their journey. This is your future! Come and ask your questions about "what's next" for you??? Submit an audio, or written reflection on two things you learned.

Personal and Professional Development

Meditation Mondays

Dec. 6, 2021, 9 a.m. - Dec. 6, 2021, 9 p.m.

Please join Professor Marianne Kepler for a variety of relaxing sessions.

Bucks Pride Personal and Professional Development

2nd Annual Bucks Holiday Helper Event - Dec. 6th

Dec. 6, 2021, 3 p.m. - Dec. 6, 2021, 5 p.m.

2nd Annual Bucks Holiday Helper Event is a great opportunity for current Bucks students (with student ID) to shop for free. Each student will able to pick 2 3 items to help them get ready for the holidays. Hot chocolate, bottled water, and cookies will be available! Held at the Newtown Campus, Solarium Room

Bucks Pride

2nd Annual Bucks Holiday Helper Event - Dec. 7th

Dec. 7, 2021, 12:30 p.m. - Dec. 7, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

2nd Annual Bucks Holiday Helper Event is a great opportunity for current Bucks students (with student ID) to shop for free. Each student will able to pick 2 3 items to help them get ready for the holidays. Hot chocolate, bottled water, and cookies will be available! Held at the Newtown Campus, Solarium Room

Bucks Pride

2nd Annual Bucks Holiday Helper Event - Dec. 8th

Dec. 8, 2021, 10 a.m. - Dec. 8, 2021, noon

2nd Annual Bucks Holiday Helper Event is a great opportunity for current Bucks students (with student ID) to shop for free. Each student will able to pick 2 3 items to help them get ready for the holidays. Hot chocolate, bottled water, and cookies will be available! Held at the Newtown Campus, Solarium Room

Bucks Pride

Make It Happen! Develop a Five-Year Plan - 12/8 - 12:30pm

Dec. 8, 2021, 12:30 p.m. - Dec. 8, 2021, 11 p.m.

Planning for the future can often seem daunting. The point of a five-year plan is to outline where you want to be in the future and how you plan on getting theremaking it a powerful tool for reaching your critical goals. **Join us, 12/8 from 12:30pm-1pm in room 119 at UBC** or [ZOOM](https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89707593497)

Personal and Professional Development

Meditation in the Orangery

Dec. 8, 2021, 12:30 p.m. - Dec. 8, 2021, 12:55 p.m.

Please join us every Wednesday at 12:30-12:55 for meditation in the Orangery - no experience necessary. Come as your schedule permits. Submit a written reflection on how meditating made you feel.

Bucks Pride Personal and Professional Development

Yoga in the Orangery

Dec. 8, 2021, 1 p.m. - Dec. 8, 2021, 2 p.m.

Join us for relaxing Yoga in the Orangery every Wednesday at 1:00-2:00. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Come as your schedule permits. Submit a written reflection on how yoga made you feel.

Bucks Pride Personal and Professional Development

H@B Club Meeting

Dec. 10, 2021, 12:30 p.m. - Dec. 10, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

Join us Friday as we reflect on our Fall projects and brainstorm community service project ideas for next Spring.

Bucks Pride

Meditation Mondays

Dec. 13, 2021, 9 a.m. - Dec. 13, 2021, 9 p.m.

Please join Professor Marianne Kepler for a variety of relaxing sessions.

Bucks Pride Personal and Professional Development

Meditation Mondays

Dec. 20, 2021, 9 a.m. - Dec. 20, 2021, 9 p.m.

Please join Professor Marianne Kepler for a variety of relaxing sessions.

Bucks Pride Personal and Professional Development

Meditation Mondays

Dec. 27, 2021, 9 a.m. - Dec. 27, 2021, 9 p.m.

Please join Professor Marianne Kepler for a variety of relaxing sessions.

Bucks Pride Personal and Professional Development

What is Bucks+?

Bucks+ is a co-curricular engagement program designed to help you find and participate in activities happening virtually, on-campus, throughout Bucks County, and beyond! Students earn points for activities, event attendance, and accomplishments at varying levels. The program focuses on competency areas employers are looking for: Community Engagement, Financial Literacy, Global Awareness, Personal/Professional Development and Bucks Pride. Students track their progress and share their accolades with peers, advisors, and employers using Suitable, an impact measurement tool for academic institutions.

Why Bucks+?

Bucks+ was originally adopted by the Business + Innovation Department and is modeled after Temple University’s recently developed Fox Leadership Development Program (FLDP). Suitable will transfer the applicable points from our Suitable system to Temple’s when students transfer. For Business Administration students, it’s 500 points and for all others it will be the points earned within the Career Starter badge that will transfer. This program is a graduation requirement for Temple's Business School. Students must earn 1000 points (250 points per year) by attending or participating in extra-curricular/co-curricular events designed to enhance student skills in...

Suitable Pathways 2020 Awards Badge: Outstanding New Program
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  • Bucks Pride

    Bucks Pride is all about fun and social interaction. Find opportunities that enable you to make connections with fellow students, student organizations, student leaders, and the Bucks County Community College staff. Explore your interests, learn a new skill, or just blow off a little steam after your classes.

  • Personal & Professional Development

    Personal development means growing in areas that will help you to be your best self. This means learning physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financial, career and relationship skills that will serve you your entire life. Professional development means growing different areas of yourself that will help you be a better employee. What will help you in your personal growth will certainly also carry over to your professional life.

  • Financial Literacy

    Financial literacy opportunities give you the chance to gain an understanding of various financial areas including topics related to managing personal finance, money, borrowing, and investing.

  • Global & Cultural Awareness

    Global and Cultural Awareness opportunities will help you develop the ability to understand, respect and work well with people from diverse cultures in our interconnected world. The idea behind global awareness is to create global citizens who are open to those raised in different countries, cultures and religious settings.

  • Community Engagement

    Community Engagement opportunities encourage students to engage with community and civic society. Working in collaboration with community organizations enables development of the ability to work well with others, and build transferable skills such as leadership and communication. These are real opportunities to test knowledge, skills, and attributes, including problem-solving, creativity, and critical thinking.

Are those the same competencies in Bucks+?

YES! Earn your points here through Bucks+ and transfer them to Temple along with your academic credits!

Not transferring? Employers look not only for academic excellence but also initiative. A 2016 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers showed that being involved in extracurricular activities had more influence on hiring decisions than a student's GPA. Research by Gallup also shows that students involved in extracurricular activities are 60% more likely to feel prepared for life after college. Participating in Bucks+ will showcase your dedication to the continued development of skills in the four competency areas. Earn a digital badge in Leadership and/or Community Engagement and display them on your Linked In profile for even more benefit!

Questions about Bucks+?

Contact us at bp@bucks.edu