Rec Bucks

What are Rec Bucks?

RecBucks is a student staff appreciation program that has been developed to recognize students that go above and beyond their daily job responsibilities. This program is only available for student staff members employed by the Department of Recreational Sports. Rec Bucks may be spent on Rec Sports swag. Without our students, we wouldn't be able to do all the amazing things we do here in support of the SHSU community, so this is one effort to appreciate you all!

How do I earn Rec Bucks?

Employees earn RecBucks for being an involved and extraordinary part of what we do here in Rec Sports. The goal is to develop cross-area interactions that enhance your experience as an employee.

Specifically, here are the ways you can earn Rec Bucks:

  • Attending a Group X Class - $3/class
  • Attending an Outdoor Clinic - $5/clinic
  • Attending an Outdoor Trip - $10/trip
  • Intramural Team - $10/Season
  • Participate in an individual/dual event in any area (Fitness, Aquatics, Intramural) - $3/event
  • Volunteering for any Rec Sports Special Event - $5/event
  • Leading a Training in your Area - $10/event
  • Attending an #Adulting Workshop - $10/Workshop
  • Emergency substitute (last second call, they come to the rescue) - $20/shift
  • Extramural events (conferences, tournaments,  etc.) - $25/event
  • Staff Props from fellow Student Worker in any area - $5/staff props(Student giving staff props must complete Rec Bucks Submission for credit)
  • All other actions deemed worthy by Professional Staff – any value not to exceed $15
    (examples include exemplifying PRIDE in your actions)

 What are the #SHSUadulting Workshops?

 These workshops vary each semester. Schedules will be posted on the Rec Bucks website each semester.

 Potential topics include:

  •  Problem Solving
  • Verbal Judo/Akido
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Backpack to Briefcase
  • University Resources
  • Financial Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Kattributes

What can I buy with my Rec Bucks?

ItemsItem Cost (in Rec Bucks)
Area Specific Items
$25 - $50
SHSU Rec Sports Blender Bottle $100
SHSU Rec Sports Short Sleeved Shirt $150
SHSU Rec Sports Rtic Bottle $175
SHSU Rec Sports Long Sleeved Shirt $200
SHSU Rec Sports Shorts $400
SHSU Rec Sports Fleece Pants $500
SHSU Rec Sports Backpack/Duffle $600
SHSU Rec Sports Jacket $800

How do we keep track of RecBucks?

Each time a student does something or attends an event that is eligible to earn RecBucks, a student will need to submit an Earned RecBucks Form.

As you can tell, there are ways for other students and professionals to give RecBucks to other students via Staff Props. If this is the case, the person giving the staff props will need to submit an Earned RecBucks Form for the person receiving them. This is the same for Professional Staff members giving RecBucks for students that go above and beyond their job responsibilities. The Professional Staff member giving the RecBucks will need to complete this form.

We keep a running total for each student based on these submissions. If an Earned RecBucks form is not submitted, it will not count toward the student’s total points. Each semester, the “RecBuck Deadline” for submissions is the Friday of the weekend of Graduation for that term.

How can I spend my RecBucks?

In order to spend your RecBucks, students just need to earn them. As you accrue the RecBucks, you will be provided with the merchandise that you earned by a Rec Sports Professional when you earn enough to get an item. RecBucks roll over from semester to semester as long as the student is employed by Rec Sports. Points cannot be traded or transferred from one student to another. If a student graduates and still has RecBucks on an account, they will no longer be valid.

If you have any questions, please email Melissa Fadler at