From Office of Comms to Office of Student Affairs

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[COLLEGE NAME] Launches Merit [Benefits for Student Affairs]

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Dear [STUDENT AFFAIRS REP NAME],

[COLLEGE NAME] has joined hundreds of institutions in the US using [Hyperlink the word “Merit” to your institution’s Merit page] to recognize students accomplishments and connect stories of success to our institution’s key stakeholders.

Merit allows offices across campus to showcase [COLLEGE NAME]'s student experience and the experiential learning that makes students more marketable to employers!

[COLLEGE NAME] can use Merit to update student pages with club memberships and leadership positions to document involvement and show the rich experiences available to students. It allows us to enhance existing parent relations by notifying parents when their student’s Merit page is updated with accomplishments and creates a single, unified, sharable record of every student’s accomplishments at our institution.

You can even  leverage your investments in systems like OrgSync and CollegiateLink by connecting them to Merit. Once connected, co-curricular activities will be added to our student’s Merit pages, painting a complete picture of their time at our college.

What you can do

Would you like to show off your students and their accomplishments via Merit? It’s simple. You can easily submit stories to the Office of Communications by using this online form: <INSERT LINK TO YOUR CONTRIBUTOR FORM LINK HERE>.

[I/the point person] will review submissions and follow-up if additional information is needed. I’m looking forward to recognizing and promoting your students and programs with Merit!

 

Best,

{SENDER NAME}

Examples of Co-Curricular and Merit Connection at work

Subject: 

[COLLEGE NAME] launches Merit

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[COLLEGE NAME] has joined hundreds of institutions in the US using Merit to recognize students and connect stories of success and achievement to our institution’s key stakeholders. Merit is an important way to address prevailing public narratives questioning the value of college by showcasing personalized examples of the value we provide.

 

All of our students will now have a Merit page online: a public, professional profile that [COLLEGE] can update with their achievements -- like presenting research at a conference, winning an academic competition, earning a scholarship, performing in a production, serving in a student leadership role, or doing community service work. It’s easy for us to update multiple Merit pages at once, so if dozens of students participate in or achieve something noteworthy, we can recognize them for it.

 

Our institution benefits from updating student Merit pages. These updates are also pushed out to social networks, sent to every student’s high school, shared with government officials, and even sent to hometown newspapers. It’s an opportunity for us to tell our story to a large and engaged group of stakeholders.

 

You can learn more about our involvement with Merit and its benefits to Student Affairs here: https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/18hBbB_V7PAS9hywTr49GxweRXs8MCeHGLWs297pP-JE/pub?w=816&h=1056

What you can do

Would you like to show off your students and their accomplishments via Merit? It’s simple. Our point person for Merit is [NAME], [TITLE]. You can easily submit stories to [MERIT POINT PERSON NAME] by using this easy online form:  <INSERT LINK TO YOUR CONTRIBUTOR FORM LINK HERE>.

[I/the point person] will review submissions and follow-up if additional information is needed.

I’m looking forward to recognizing and promoting your students and programs with Merit!

 

Best,

{SENDER NAME}