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Ziggy Points allows students to collect points for sunglasses, other prizes by going to variety of campus events

Students at Campus Fest on Thursday not only had the chance to join student organizations but they also could build up their Ziggy Points.

Ziggy Points is a rewards program that began this semester as a way to incentivize students to come to a variety of campus events, said Halley Roberts, University senior and intern in the Division of Student Affairs.

Student Affairs partnered with more than 25 departments and offices to offer Ziggy Points at a variety of events, ranging from athletic, academic and art events, Roberts said.

“I think it’s a really good program for BGSU to have to show that there’s a lot of events to go to,” she said. “We try to be at the bigger events and even at the smaller events.”

When students go to an event, they simply swipe their BG1 card to earn 100 Ziggy Points. Upcoming events include the men’s soccer game against Ohio State on Friday night, The Leadership Safari on Tuesday night and the Counseling Center’s open house next Friday.

There are six points levels that spell out “Falcon.” At each level, students can win prizes like sunglasses, a “get Ziggy with it” T-shirt or a plastic Ziggy Points cup.

Students can win a reward every 500 points, or every five events.

Beginning at level “L,” or after 1,500 points, students will be eligible for raffle tickets to win prizes like a semester of free housing, a year-long student parking permit with no meter restrictions or a special event with University President Mary Ellen Mazey.

Students can track their point progress by accessing the new MyBGSU icon.

Daniel Daugherty, University senior, has been to a number of the 15 Ziggy Points events so far. As a resident advisor at Harshman, he took his residents to the first football game against Tulsa, Casino Night and the Multicultural Cookout, all Ziggy Points events.

“The variety of [events] and a lot happening that first week to get the word out has been phenomenal,” Daugherty said.

Daugherty is also the co-director of traditions for the University Activities Organization.

He and Kelsey Buckley, vice president of finance for UAO and a senior, both agree Ziggy Points has the ability to attract more students to UAO events.

UAO’s first Ziggy Points event is Sept. 21 during family weekend when magician Nate Staniforth will perform.

“I’m hoping it’ll bring more people,” Buckley said. “It’s a nice way to bring people out.”

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