Elmira College uses Merit to celebrate student accomplishments and turn those achievements into a verified online profile – a Merit page – for every one of our students. These Merit pages are automatically updated by Elmira College when students make the dean’s list, study abroad, earn academic awards, and more. Hundreds of colleges in the US use Merit to recognize and promote success via personalized Merit pages for their students.
Updates to Merit pages are also shared with a network of stakeholders that care deeply about each student’s success: their high school, their hometown media outlets, their parents and friends via social networks. Updating these important audiences with personalized stories of student success helps Elmira College demonstrate the plentiful opportunities available on campus.
What should students know?
Your Merit page is created and updated automatically – you don’t have to maintain it; the college does it for you! Other organizations in the Merit network, like national honor societies, greek organizations, and service groups can also add achievements to your Merit page.
You can, however, enhance and add to your pages if you desire. Merit allows students to customize their Merit page URL, add a profile photo, bio, and other activities and work experience. You can even include photos and videos to the activities you add to further demonstrate your involvement.
When you connect your Merit page to your social networks like Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, you’ll ensure that your friends and family can also see and learn about the great opportunities you’re taking advantage of and being recognized for at Elmira College. It’s an important way for you to be a part of our story and help us tell it.
Can students manage privacy settings?
Yes, you can opt-out of Merit at any time, or customize your privacy settings.
What else can students do with Merit?
In addition to enhancing your Merit pages and connecting them to social networks, you can and should include your Merit page URL on your resumes and share it with potential employers or graduate admissions counselors. Merit is a verified showcase of your accomplishments and a powerful way to show employers the success, skills, and expertise you have gained at Elmira College.
Faculty, Staff and Administrators
Do you have a story to share? Maybe you have students presenting at a research conference or are leading a study abroad group. Or perhaps you're the advisor for an honor society which is holding its annual induction ceremony. You can share those stories and help your students build their pages by completing our online Contribution Form.