Earn CORE Points

CORE Points are a fun way to recognize Members for contributing valuable and meaningful engagement in the community.

Upon signing in, you will see your point summary, which shows your current engagement point total. Engagement points are awarded based on your activity in CORE.

There are two subsets that are included in your engagement point total:
  • Contribution points are awarded based on content that you create.
  • Reputation points are awarded when your content is recommended or marked as the best answer.
See the list of engagement items below that'll earn you CORE Points.

Profile Completeness

Profile Completeness

Profile Picture = 25 points
Bio/Summary = 20 points
Contact Details (Email, Phone, Address) = 5 points each
Preferred Pronouns = 5 points
HOBY Alumni/Volunteer = 5  points
Job History = 8 points
Education History = 8 points
Professional Associations = 8 points

Add information to your CORE Profile to fill up your profile completion bar!

Point Values


Post New Discussion = 7 points
Reply to a Discussion = 5 points
Reply to Discussion's Author = 5 points
Contact Invitation Sent = 3 points
Contact Invitation Accepted = 2 points
Contacts = 1 point per Contact
Send a Private Message = 5 points
Read a Private Message = 3 points
Like (Recommend) Content = 3 points
Share a Resource to Library = 2
Update Profile Demographics = 5-10 points