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

Basic Skills tests for Education majors

March 23, 2022, 8 a.m. - Aug. 31, 2022, 5 p.m.

To TRANSFER (not to graduate)Education majors need to demonstrate competence in Reading, Writing, and Math. How do you do that? Watch this video to find out. Submit one paragraph explaining what you need to do, why, and how you will do it.

Personal and Professional Development

**VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY** Earth Day in May! / Heritage Conservancy on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

May 16, 2022, noon - May 21, 2022, 11:45 p.m.

Please consider signing up for this year's Earth Day in May event. The event will take place on Saturday, May 21st from 10am to 3pm at Croydon Woods Nature Preserve. [See attached flyer](https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:3b2cffb9-cee3-31d9-b4a0-42c83e55a877) Slots are split into half-day shifts. We would love for you to come out and join us for the full day! You are welcome to sign up for either a half day or a full day and you are welcome to sign up for 2 different tables if you plan to stay the full day. We have not been able to run this event for a few years, so it should be a great event and we are looking forward to it! Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you! Please submit a photo of you volunteering to receive Bucks+ points. You may submit your photo until 11:30 pm.

Community Engagement Global and Cultural Awareness

Lessons in Self-Advocacy Wed., May 18 at 2:00 PM. Free event hosted by NACCE and The National Society of Leadership and Success

May 16, 2022, noon - May 18, 2022, 11:45 p.m.

Learning how to self-advocate is one of the best ways to empower yourself, take control of your destiny, and uplift those around you. But where should you start and what common pitfalls should you avoid? Were partnering with The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) to deliver a special presentation from The New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink to discuss how self-advocacy can lead to an open and safe environment for different voices to shine. Join us for this free event, Lessons in Self-Advocacy, on Wednesday, May 18 at 2pm as we explore the science behind self-advocacy and how it applies to your role. Please submit a reflection on 2 things you learned from this program. You may submit your reflection until 11:30 pm.

Bucks Pride

Future Teachers Meeting

May 23, 2022, 6 p.m. - May 23, 2022, 7 p.m.

Meet with other Education majors and professors to help organize events and learn more about how to be a great teacher and get involved at B.C.C.C. Every week on Mon, until Jun 6, 2022, 16 occurrence(s) Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/tZIocOmrrDwvEtURA4wUXjgDOyuVOvPnrXOj/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGuqzwqGdaStRGGRpwAGY_Cc-nzpmZYj7dorj6xFBVraATSGftXBJ1pINbC

Bucks Pride

Future Teachers Meeting

May 30, 2022, 6 p.m. - May 30, 2022, 7 p.m.

Meet with other Education majors and professors to help organize events and learn more about how to be a great teacher and get involved at B.C.C.C. Every week on Mon, until Jun 6, 2022, 16 occurrence(s) Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/tZIocOmrrDwvEtURA4wUXjgDOyuVOvPnrXOj/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGuqzwqGdaStRGGRpwAGY_Cc-nzpmZYj7dorj6xFBVraATSGftXBJ1pINbC

Bucks Pride

Wonders Illustrated Opening Reception

June 3, 2022, 4 p.m. - June 3, 2022, 7 p.m.

Wonders Illustrated Exhibition Opening Reception Location: Hicks Art Center Gallery Showcasing 12 artists and their children's and young adult book illustrations. Submit a photo of the student standing in front of one of the art works in the gallery.

Global and Cultural Awareness

Future Teachers Meeting

June 6, 2022, 6 p.m. - June 6, 2022, 7 p.m.

Meet with other Education majors and professors to help organize events and learn more about how to be a great teacher and get involved at B.C.C.C. Every week on Mon, until Jun 6, 2022, 16 occurrence(s) Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/tZIocOmrrDwvEtURA4wUXjgDOyuVOvPnrXOj/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGuqzwqGdaStRGGRpwAGY_Cc-nzpmZYj7dorj6xFBVraATSGftXBJ1pINbC

Bucks Pride

**VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY** Relay For Life of Fairless Hills event . Date is Sat., June 18, 2022, 11:00 am-1:00 pm.

June 11, 2022, 9 a.m. - June 18, 2022, 11 p.m.

My name is Natalie Lynch, I am a local staff partner with the American Cancer Society. I am spreading awareness about our upcoming in hopes to gain some passionate student volunteers and/or participants from Bucks County Community College Newtown Campus. If you are not familiar with Relay For Life; In short, it is a movement that brings together families, friends, neighbors and a community of people to honor those fighting cancer, celebrate those who have survived and remember those who we have lost. Relay events take place in more than 5,200 communities. We fundraise all year leading up to our event where all funds raised go towards the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer. Relay For Life of Fairless Hills will be celebrating their 20th annual event this year! The event will take place less than 30 minutes from your campus, at Tullytown Park in Tullytown PA on Saturday June 18th from 11am-11pm. Relay For Life is a great opportunity for students to get involved in their local communities and build up their resumes while also making a difference in the fight against cancer. There are many ways to get involved! To name a few: Best, Natalie **Relay For Life Website https://secure.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY22NER?pg=entry&fr_id=101964** Pease submit a picure of you at this event. You may submit until 11:00 pm on June 18, 2022.

Community Engagement Global and Cultural Awareness

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