Campus life is an important part of your college experience, and all our campuses provide opportunities and activities so that you can get involved while you are here at Bucks. The Student Office assists students in supplementing academic experiences with experience in service, social, and recreational pursuits.
Why Involvement Matters
- …in student activities can lead to success in many areas of life both during and after one's term as a student.
- …in college brings the obvious benefits of peer contact, productivity, and meaningful leisure time. In addition, students participating in student organizations and other activities gain the opportunity for practical application and can round out their resume.
- ...in activities, clubs, or organizations is of proven interest to employers. The personal contacts one makes when active in student life programs may serve as the foundation for lifetime friendships and networking sources.
- ...in student leadership opportunities will enable you to discover your leadership potential, build your confidence, and develop and / or sharpen skills you will use throughout your life.
Want to learn more about all Bucks has to offer you outside of the classroom? Stop by the Student Life Office, which is located in the Rollins Student Center, Room 112. They can be reached at 215-968-8257. For more information, please visit the Student Life website at www.bucks.edu/studentlife.
Use the Bucks+ App to Stay Engaged!
We ask every student at Bucks to download our app, called Bucks+, which can be found by searching and downloading “Suitable” and using your Bucks email and password to login. Bucks+ is an app and website that helps you know the latest events and activities and track your progress through the program. You will use the it to check-in at events and activities. They can be in-person or virtual events, and you can use the built-in QR code reader through your phone. 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. Student Life gives prizes and awards for students who are collecting points for engagement. Student organizations are now using the app as a place for students to learn about and join their group! Be sure to download the app and check it regularly so that you stay connected with what is happening at Bucks!
Learn about the Bucks+ app and how to download here: https://www.bucks.edu/bucksplus/
Get involved here at Bucks! We encourage all students to join at least one student organization while they’re with us, and we have plenty to choose from and more regularly being added. Student Organizations are an excellent way to gain leadership skills, make friends, build self-confidence, learn new concepts, make a difference in your community, and help you boost your resume. Note: You must be registered for at least one credit in order to join a student organization. An organization must have submitted a constitution and be officially approved and recognized by the Student Government Association prior to requesting and utilizing college facilities for activity purposes.
You can also use the Bucks+ app to see a full list and join a student organization! Be sure to download the app to see what organizations we have, learn how to join, and find out when the next meetings are happening. Members can join at any time. You can also join an organization by stopping by the Student Life Office or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Government Association
Our Student Government Association, also known as SGA, serves as the student governing body of Bucks County Community College and all student organizations. Officers are elected by the student body each year. SGA serves as the voice of the BCCC student, coordinates campus activities with student organizations, and administers and manages all student activity money which is used to fund student organizations and create student programming. The Director of Student Engagement and Leadership Development serves as the advisor for Student Government Association. Are you interested becoming a member of SGA and serving on a committee? Reach out through the Bucks+ app, or stop by the Student Life Office (Rollins 112) or the SGA Office (Rollins 111-2) to learn how to join!
Student Programming Organizations
Each campus has a designated student group that provides programs and activities for the students of that specific campus using a portion of the Student Activities Fee. We are always searching for leaders to help plan and run events like welcome week festivities, open mic nights, food trucks, ice cream socials, and so much more! Interested in playing a key role in events on our campuses? Stop by the Student Life Office or email email@example.com to get more information.
Centurion Leadership Program
We build leaders here at Bucks! Join our Centurion Leadership Program and learn skills like situational leadership, communication, team-building, time management, goal setting, and more so that you are ready to lead others, whether it’s here with a student organization or in your career after you leave Bucks. These monthly, hour-long sessions are experiential and activity-based, so you’ll be putting into practice the skills and concepts being taught while working with other motivated students. We also offer supplemental experiences outside of the classroom with trips and service-learning activities. Who knew becoming a leader could be so fun?! Email the Student Life Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the program or for more information. No leadership experience is necessary to join our program!
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation serves to welcome incoming students and families to Bucks County Community College and ease their transition to college life. We will help you adjust to life at Bucks through engaging sessions in your academic departments, panels to help you navigate your first weeks with us, and fun activities to get you excited about being a Centurion! This valuable day will allow you the opportunity to meet and build relationships with classmates, interact with faculty and staff, and obtain information about the campus, student services, student life, and other areas that will help you maximize your college experience and put you on a path to success. All new students are expected to attend New Student Orientation.
Parents/guardians are also invited to join us at New Student Orientation as we offer sessions that will help them discover ways to support their college student and answer questions about the college experience here at Bucks. For more information, visit www.bucks.edu/orientation or email email@example.com.
Activity Promotion and Materials
All postings to advertise or promote any event or activity happening on or off campus must be approved by the Student Life Office prior to being posted. If approved, flyers may only be posted on bulletin boards. Painted and finished surfaces are not permitted for postings.
Student organizations may also create an activity to be posted on the Bucks+ app under the Activities tab. Please note that all submissions will be reviewed and can be edited at the discretion of the administrators. If a problem exists with the submitted activity or it needs to be denied for any reason, the administrators of Bucks+ and/or the Student Life Office will contact the student making the request to inform them.
For more information on how to best promote an activity/organization and any rules and procedures, please stop by the Student Life Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.