From Office of Comms to Academic Affairs


[COLLEGE NAME] launches Merit



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

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 sees a great benefit from updating student Merit pages: those 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 deeply engaged group of stakeholders in a way that connects each of them with a personalized “proof point” of a student that they know excelling here.

The [INSERT OFFICE NAME] continues to showcase the distinctive learning opportunities we’ve created for our students. Would you like to show off specific programs, our students and and their accomplishments? 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>.

You can learn more about our involvement with Merit and its benefits to Academic Affairs 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!