Celebrating student accomplishments through Merit Pages

What is Merit? 

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is using Merit Pages to publicize student achievements both in and out of the classroom. Students will receive recognition when they are named to an academic or leadership position, join a team, volunteer in the community, study abroad, make the dean’s list, earn a scholarship, and many more. 

This allows students to get credit for their achievements and activities, and creates an online profile at Merit that they can use for jobs, internships, and references after graduation. Students can also share their accolades with their friends and family to generate more interest and involvement in the opportunities UCCS offers.

Visit the UCCS Merit Page.

readMedia BadgesWhy is Merit important for students?

  • Merit helps people who make decisions about internships, grad school, and jobs find the "good stuff" about students, and recognizes their accomplishments with official college "badges" that show that they're authentic.
  • A Merit profile creates a positive online identity for post-graduation success. Many companies now research applicants online, and some have rejected applicants based on what they found there. A student's Merit profile is a way for them to shine online.
  • Students who are featured are informed of the announcement through their university e-mail address and encouraged to share their accomplishments with family and friends on social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This reinforces the positive accomplishment and reflects positively on the university as a whole.

How Merit works

Merit is an automated email system managed by University Advancement.

  • You'll receive an email from achievement achievements@uccs.edu 
  • After opening the message, click "view my achievement."
  • Claim your Merit page by connecting through Facebook, Twitter, or email. Your Merit page will showcase your college career achievements.
  • Customize your page with a photo, personal activities, and privacy settings.
  • Share your badge via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, or email.
  • Look out for future emails with badges for student activities and leadership, dean's list, athletic participation, volunteerism, and graduation.
  • View the UCCS Merit profile page.
  • Students wishing to opt out can submit a request via email.

How to opt out

To opt out of the program, simply email the UCCS Office of Admissions and Records at admrec@uccs.edu and request that a 'directory privacy flag' be posted to your student record.

How can you help?

  • UCCS faculty and staff should email student accomplishments to Philip Denman, social media and communications specialist, University Advancement, MH 410.
  • Use the Excel template below to submit lists of student information accomplishments. Simply save it to your computer, input the required information, and return it to Philip at pdenman@uccs.edu along with brief description of the achievement. (Note: You can add additional columns of information such as student major, year, etc. if you desire.)

Click here to download template (29KB Exel)