SUNY Cortland uses Merit Pages to publicize and celebrate the great things our students do —like making the dean's list, studying abroad, winning a scholarship or being part of an athletic team. Students get recognition for their achievements while also creating an online profile — a Merit page — that they can use for jobs, internships and references after graduation. Through the Merit network, students can share news about their accomplishments with the people who love and support them via social media, local media and online.
Merit creates a positive, institution-verified online identity — a visual resume that showcases a student’s achievements from enrollment through graduation. A Merit page helps people who make decisions about internships, grad school and jobs find all the good stuff about students in one place.
Plus, Merit pages are easy to share with the people who are invested in students’ outcomes and success: family and friends, employers, former teachers, coaches and school counselors, and staff from volunteer organizations and programs.
When students and parents share Merit achievements with their social networks, they’re helping the college tell the story of success at SUNY Cortland. By promoting the fantastic accomplishments of our students in local media and social networks, we not only get to brag about our talented students, but we also can spread the word about the valuable opportunities available on our campus.
We respect students’ wishes to keep their accomplishments private. Opting out of Merit is easy and not only removes a student’s page from meritpages.com, but also prevents SUNY Cortland or any other participating Merit organization from being able to publish achievements about that student in the future. To opt out, simply reply to the email you receive from Merit and ask to be removed. Or, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.