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August 26, 2013
The University is rolling out its Merit program with the first badge distribution occurring via email on Sept. 2.
Colorado State University is joining 450 universities in participating in Merit, a social media program that allows students to share their academic and extracurricular successes with friends and family. The program will send students graphic awards, called badges, with a description of their achievement. First-year students will receive their first badge “Proud to be a CSU Ram” on Sept. 2 and returning students will receive their first badge in waves throughout September.
Merit is an automated email system managed by the Division of External Relations.
Students participating in the Merit program will be able to share their achievements with friends and family, but there are more long-lasting benefits to using Merit. Seventy-five percent of employers report conducting online searches of job candidates before making a hiring decision; students’ Merit pages will contribute to a positive online presence.