What should students know?
Your Merit page is created and updated automatically – you don’t have to maintain it; the college does it for you! Other organizations in the Merit network, like national honor societies, greek organizations, and service groups can also add achievements to your Merit page.
You can, however, enhance and add to your page if you desire – and we hope that you do. Merit allows students to customize their Merit page URL, add a profile photo, bio, and other activities and work experience.
When you connect your Merit page to your social networks like Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, you’ll ensure that your friends and family can also see and learn about the great opportunities you’re taking advantage of and being recognized for at UVM. It’s an important way for you to be a part of our story and help us tell it.
Can students manage privacy settings?
If your directory information is unrestricted you can participate in Merit. Learn more about directory information. Merit is among the places where UVM uses legal first name, rather than preferred first name. Learn more about UVM's use of preferred names and pronouns.
You can also opt out of Merit at any time, or customize your privacy settings.
What else can students do with Merit?
In addition to enhancing their Merit pages and connecting them to social networks, students can and should include their Merit page URL on their resumes and share it with potential employers or graduate admissions counselors. Merit is a verified showcase of your accomplishments and a powerful way to show employers the success, skills, and expertise you have gained at UVM.