Help us promote student achievements

Help us promote student achievements

09/07/2023 

SUNY Cortland is proud of its students’ accomplishments and wants to help them share their milestones with the world.

This year, we are once again offering students an opportunity to share and promote their SUNY Cortland achievements through our Merit Pages service while helping them build a professional online profile.  

Here’s how it works: Unless students ask to be excluded, personalized news items for achievements such as making Dean’s List will be created and sent to involved students, their hometown media outlets, their high schools and their local elected representatives.

Last year, 3,533 individual students — more than half of SUNY Cortland’s student population — were recognized for achievements ranging from the SUNYAC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll to participation in a campus art show or play. This year, we hope to recognize even more.

In addition to that outreach, every participating student will have a profile on Cortland’s Merit website that will be updated to include achievements publicized through Merit. We encourage students to personalize their profiles with photos and additional information, building a solid foundation for creating professional profiles on Handshake or LinkedIn.  

We are relatively new to Merit, so some of our student profiles are sparse. To see what it could look like if more students took an active role in their profile, check out similar pages for St. Lawrence University or Colgate University.

Faculty members are strongly encouraged to share student achievements with the Communications Office for consideration as Merit posts. 

All students will be automatically enrolled unless they request otherwise. To be excluded, please send an email message to SUNY Cortland Communications Director Frederic Pierce. Learn more about Merit here.


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