Bucks+

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Find and participate in events on campus, throughout Bucks County, and online. Earn points for activities, attendance, and accomplishments at varying levels. 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

Mid-Term Grades

May 23, 2022, 8 a.m. - May 31, 2023, 5 p.m.

Submit a screenshot of your Mid-term grades for this semester to earn 10 Bucks+ points.

Personal and Professional Development

Philadelphia Regional Entrepreneurship Education Consortium - West Chester University

July 11, 2022, 8 a.m. - June 1, 2023, 8 a.m.

Listen to the playlist for the Cottrell Center on YouTube for West Chester University. Submit a reflection on what you learned.

Personal and Professional Development

Philadelphia Regional Entrepreneurship Education Consortium - Swathmore College

July 11, 2022, 8 a.m. - June 1, 2023, 8 a.m.

Listen to Celebrating 10 years of Swattank on YouTube with Swathmore College. Submit a reflection on what you learned.

Personal and Professional Development

Philadelphia Regional Entrepreneurship Education Consortium - Temple University

July 11, 2022, 8 a.m. - June 1, 2023, 8 a.m.

Listen to a playlist with the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute on YouTube with Temple University. Submit a reflection on what you learned.

Personal and Professional Development

Meditation

Aug. 24, 2022, 12:30 p.m. - Dec. 12, 2022, 12:55 p.m.

All are welcome to participate in Meditation every Monday and Wednesday 12:30-12:55 in CoLab 1 (3rd floor Library, Newtown Campus). Submit a reflection on how did you feel after you meditated?

Personal and Professional Development

Yoga

Aug. 24, 2022, 1 p.m. - Dec. 12, 2022, 2 p.m.

All are welcome to yoga every Monday and Wednesday 1:00-2:00 in CoLab 1 (3rd floor Library). Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Please submit how you felt after doing yoga.

Personal and Professional Development

Find the Accounting Learning Center located in 415 Grupp Hall.

Sept. 7, 2022, 2 p.m. - Dec. 15, 2022, 5 p.m.

The ALC provides supplemental instruction by accounting faculty. Instruction is available for any Bucks student currently enrolled in an accounting course.The ALC can help you: learn in a low stress, one-to-one setting learn how to interpret and set up an accounting problem get started on a homework assignment solve difficult homework problems learn how to prepare for a test focus on the most important ideas of your course prepare and review for the final exam

Fall 2022 Drop-In Hours Mondays 12:45 - 2:00 Tuesdays 10:30-1:00 Wednesdays 10:30-1:00

Personal and Professional Development

Holiday Toy Collection from 11/30/2022-12/12/2022

Nov. 30, 2022, 11 a.m. - Dec. 12, 2022, 4 p.m.

Drop off toys at the Holiday Village on Wed., Nov. 30th and Thurs., Dec. 1st from 11:00 am-2:00 pm. Location is Newtown Campus, Linksz Pavillion. If you cannot make it to the Village feel free to drop off any toy(s) at Linksz, room 204 until 12/12/2022.

Community Engagement

STEM Learning Center

Dec. 5, 2022, 7 a.m. - Dec. 9, 2022, 8 p.m.

The STEM Learning Center provides supplemental instruction by STEM faculty. Instruction is available by appointment to all currently enrolled Bucks County Community College for the following STEM subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics.

Individual appointments for the subjects listed above are 30 minutes. All appointments begin on the hour and on the half-hour only. For group appointments, the appointment is the duration of the timeslot listed. There are certain times of day that fill up quickly, so we recommend that you request your appointment at least 2 days in advance. Students can make an appointment by making an appointment on online, emailing us at slc@bucks.edu or the contacting the Academic Success Center 215-968-8044 or asc@bucks.edu
Walk-ins are welcome if we have cancellations or no-shows, but we do not encourage students to rely on this possibility. The SLC is observing social distancing and limiting the number of people in the center at this time.

Personal and Professional Development

STEM Learning Center

Dec. 12, 2022, 7 a.m. - Dec. 16, 2022, 8 p.m.

The STEM Learning Center provides supplemental instruction by STEM faculty. Instruction is available by appointment to all currently enrolled Bucks County Community College for the following STEM subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics.

Individual appointments for the subjects listed above are 30 minutes. All appointments begin on the hour and on the half-hour only. For group appointments, the appointment is the duration of the timeslot listed. There are certain times of day that fill up quickly, so we recommend that you request your appointment at least 2 days in advance. Students can make an appointment by making an appointment on online, emailing us at slc@bucks.edu or the contacting the Academic Success Center 215-968-8044 or asc@bucks.edu
Walk-ins are welcome if we have cancellations or no-shows, but we do not encourage students to rely on this possibility. The SLC is observing social distancing and limiting the number of people in the center at this time.

Personal and Professional Development

Meditation Mondays

Dec. 12, 2022, 9 a.m. - Dec. 12, 2022, 9 p.m.

Join Professor Marianne Kepler for a variety of relaxing sessions.

Bucks Pride Personal and Professional Development

Information Session for Winter Online Learners

Dec. 13, 2022, 6 p.m. - Dec. 13, 2022, 6:45 p.m.

Join the staff of Bucks Online on Zoom for a brief webinar to learn about technologies, tools, and resources for success as an online learner. The intended audience is students enrolled in a Winter Session eLearning course, but all are welcome!

Topics covered will include:
-How to access MyBucks Portal, Bucks email, Self-Service, Canvas
-Next steps to prepare for your online course
-Resources and Student Service for Online Learners

Personal and Professional Development

Stitch-In

Dec. 14, 2022, noon - Dec. 14, 2022, 1 p.m.

BCCC Students!
Join us for our weekly Stitch-In on Wednesdays, 12pm - 1pm, in the Library! Bring your cross stitch, crochet, knitting, quilting, coloring, origami, and other crafts you enjoy. Join us for a fun break from work and classes.

Community Engagement

Holiday Swingin; A Kat Edmonson Christmas

Dec. 17, 2022, 7:30 p.m. - Dec. 17, 2022, 9 p.m.

Kat Edmonson is an award-winning songwriter and singer "with an equal foothold in jazz, cabaret and vintage cosmopolitanism pop" (The New York Times). She has been featured on Austin City Limits, Tiny Desk Concerts, A Prairie Home Companion, and The Late Show with David Letterman. The New York Times describes her music as "fresh as a spring bouquet" while NPR says, "Hearing Edmonson makes it virtually impossible to do anything but stop and listen." Kat Edmonson will perform swingin' Yule-tide favorites such as "Jingle Bell Rock", "O Christmas Tree", and "Let It Snow" as part of her festive show, Holiday Swingin'! A Kat Edmonson Christmas.

TICKETS: VIP- $40/ GA -$25/ Bucks Students (w Current College ID)- Free

Community Engagement

Handel's Messiah with full orchestra, chorus, and soloists (4:00-6:00pm)

Dec. 18, 2022, 4 p.m. - Dec. 18, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

The Madrigal Singers will be performing with the Choir of Trinity Episcopal Church, soloists, and period instruments at Baroque pitch Part I and excerpts from Parts II and III of Handel's Messiah. A featured soloist is Rochelle Reed, choir director and faculty member at BCCC. Tickets are half price for students.

Community Engagement

Orientation for Online Learners

Jan. 12, 2023, 6 p.m. - Jan. 12, 2023, 6:45 p.m.

Join the staff of Bucks Online on Zoom for a brief webinar to learn about technologies, tools, and resources for success as an online learner. Intended audience is students enrolled in a Spring eLearning course, but all are welcome!

Topics covered will include:
-How to access MyBucks Portal, Bucks email, Self-Service, and Canvas
-Next steps to prepare for your online course
-Resources and Student Service for Online Learners

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 employed by Temple's Business School. Students earn points by attending or participating in extra-curricular/co-curricular events.

Suitable Pathways 2020 Awards Badge: Outstanding New Program
Suitable Pathways 2020 Awards Badge: Best Incentives Suitable Innovator 2022 Awards Badge Best Website 2022
  • 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.

 

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