Promoting Student Achievements on Merit

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Giving you the recognition you deserve for the great achievements you make.

See Carleton's Merit page for a collection of student success stories.

What Is Merit?

  • Students participate in clubs, varsity athletics and other extra-curricular activities, as well as earn academic achievements (Dean's List, fellowships, scholarships, etc.)
  • Media relations receives a list of students who participates in these activities and who earn these types of academic achievements
  • An article is published to each student's Merit page and student's local newspaper(s) are also notified of the achievement
  • Students and parents receive an email announcing the awarding of a Merit badge; Badges can be tweeted or shared on Facebook.

Why Merit?

  • Merit allows Carleton to keep hometown media apprised of your good work at Carleton. Those students and parents who chose to share these achievements on social media also help spread the word about all the great things happening at Carleton, assisting in our efforts to make Carleton a "top of mind" name recognition for future students and future employers.
  • Merit helps employers find the "good stuff" about Carleton students, and it recognizes accomplishments with official college badges that show they're authentic.
  • A Merit page creates a positive online identity for post-graduation success. Many companies now research applicants online, and some have rejected applicants based on what they find. A Merit page is a way for you to shine online.
  • Merit pages are customizable, allowing students to add in work, service and academic information without being granted an achievement from media relations, allowing non-Carleton experiences to become part of your online Merit profile.

How Do I Participate?

  • All students who haven't opted out of receiving publicity should have received an email from, inviting them to claim their Merit page.
  • Once a student is granted an achievement, they can claim their badge. If they haven't already, they can either create an account with your Carleton email or login with your personal Facebook or Twitter account.

Not Interested?

  • To opt out of the program, fill out the online form