Build a Better Purple

Build a Better Purple (or BABP for short) is a proud Bishop’s tradition that aims to foster a culture of philanthropy amongst current students. Whether you are “giving a little purple back” to the annual Bishop’s University graduating class gift campaign, swinging a club at the annual BABP Rubber Ducky Golf  Tournament Fundraiser, or participating in the various donor stewardship initiatives such as Purple Tag Day, you are actively participating in “Building a Better Purple”.

Annual Rubber Ducky Golf Tournament Fundraiser:

This year we will host the 5th annual Rubber Ducky Golf Tournament in support of giving back at Bishop’s. This is a chance for students to come together and take part in what has become a tradition at BU, playing a round of golf using rubber ducks and hoola-hoops. This event raises awareness of student philanthropy at Bishop’s and the important role it plays in within the overall Annual Fund.

November 15th – Purple Tag Day:

An annual event where students celebrate the impact of donations by tagging the campus to show the items, experiences and places made possible through the support of our amazing donors!  Purple Tag Day is an opportunity to raise awareness on campus of the important role philanthropic support plays on a daily basis at our University, and to thank our thousands of supporters.  It is our chance to show gratitude to the donors who have a meaningful impact on the experiences of students every day.

Grad Class Gift Campaign:

Each year the graduating class is encouraged to “Give a Little Purple Back” by making donations of $10 at BABP hosted events throughout their final semester, culminating over convocation weekend. Donations raised by the graduating class fund projects proposed by current students, voted on by those graduates who participate in their campaign. Graduating students who contribute to the BABP fund also receive a purple ribbon to wear proudly on their gown during convocation.

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The Learning Commons Project:

At Bishop’s, we’re thrilled to boast 100% student participation in the renovation of our library into a state of the art Learning Commons. Back in 2012 students held a referendum and agreed to increase their student fees to help fund this important project which is set to open Fall 2018. What an impressive showing of students paying it forward to future generations of Gaiters and investing in the campus they call home during their studies.

 

Past Grad Class Campaign Project Winners:

Class of 2014 – Toast Radio

Toast Radio is a student-run online radio station currently running from back at campus. This project creates a meaningful and engaging extra-curricular experience for students. It also acts as an opportunity for students to hone in on their media skills while sharing relevant, timely information to current students and alumni who listen. Tune in today!

Class of 2015 – Bishop’s Bees

Bishop’s Bees brought two honeybee hives to campus and campus can’t stop buzzing about it! Now, community members can purchase delicious honey produced by bees right in our own backyard. This project is a great success and continues to contribute to the campus and local environments.

Class of 2015 – Purple Records

Up until 2015, the Music Department was missing just one element to continue to help it stand out among the rest – a recording studio. With the support of the class of 2015’s funds, Purple Records, became a reality. Now, students, faculty and special guests can participate in this incredible collaborative effort to provide musicians with an opportunity to record their music right on campus.


Take a look at past Grad Class Campaign
project winners.
Click here or on the video below.


Philanthropy is a Bishop’s tradition.
Follow current students as they continue to
Build a Better Purple back on campus.
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Sat 09

Washington All Canadian University Holiday Luncheon

December 9 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri 26

Bishop’s Career Bootcamp

January 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Sat 10

Alumni Hockey Tournament

February 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm