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Overview: How to Promote Merit

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2016 05:23PM EDT
There is no limit to the number of channels you can use to inform students about Merit. Watch the webinar for ideas, or, skim the examples below!
 

Video

You can embed our video into an email or webpage or create one of your own, like Nazareth College, Bismarck State, and Illinois Central College did.














Web page

Many schools, like the University of Akron and ULL-Lafayette, dedicate a page to Merit on the institutional website. This page can be used as a resource for students, parents, internal stakeholders, and the public to learn more about Merit.







Press release and news article

Students trust students. Approach the editor of your institution's student newspaper and ask them to run a story on Merit. Colorado State University wrote a story about Merit for its "Today@ColoradoState" news site introducing and explaining Merit to the CSU community. Hofstra University issued a press release to announce Merit to their campus.

Need a template? Get one, and more ideas, here.




























Events, posters, and contests

Nazareth College created a Merit table at student orientation fair to explain to students how to update their Merit pages.

















St. Louis College of Pharmacy set up a poster in one of their high traffic campus centers, they held a contest and Tweeted about it.





Georgia College set up a table with five iPads in the Bobcat Market Place during student orientation to educate students about Merit and had log in to their pages, on the spot. All students who updated their Merit page were entered to win a $25 gift card.






Social media

Hofstra University and James Madison University use their institutional social media channels to get their students excited about Merit. Social media is also a great way to inform the entire academic community that you value giving students the attention they deserve for their academic accomplishments.


































Home page

Lincoln Memorial University included the Merit star icon on its home page next to its other social icons, like Facebook at YouTube, and linked the icon to LMU's Merit page.




The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater included one of their Merit badges on their homepage. The badge directs visitors to their University News page where they click a link to view UWW's latest Merit achievements.



Need more ideas, or even a template? We have it, here.

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