Beak 'Em Bucks Merchants

The University of Kansas and CBORD - Commerce Solutions have teamed up to bring the KU Card Beak ‘Em Bucks program aboard the Ugryd network. Students use their KU Card as their official university ID, for building access, and for a variety of on-campus purchases including printing, photocopying, laundry, and food purchases. They can also link their KU Card to a Commerce Bank KU Checking Account and use it as a limited debit and ATM card. With CBORD - Commerce Solutions, students are able to use their KU Card Beak ‘Em Bucks account for off-campus purchases.

Through the partnership, CBORD - Commerce Solutions has built an off-campus merchant network and creates integrated marketing initiatives to educate students on where to use their Beak ‘Em Bucks on and off campus. The marketing leverages University communication channels and a Beak 'Em Bucks website to encourage students and parents to make deposits into the KU Card Beak 'Em Bucks account. Not only do CBORD - Commerce Solutions merchants benefit from the targeted marketing, but they also have access to a pool of funds previously unavailable.

The University of Kansas joins a growing list of schools that includes the University of Colorado, Boulder, the University of Texas, Arlington, the University of Mississippi, and Old Dominion University that are utilizing CBORD - Commerce Solutions expertise in enhancing University one-card programs and creating local merchant networks.

If you are interested in participating in the Beak ‘Em Bucks program, please feel free to contact Nancy Miles, KU Card Program Director at 785/864-5934 or miles@ku.edu. We look forward to working with you.

Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times