What is Merit, and how does it benefit students?
Kettering University uses Merit to celebrate student accomplishments. Then, the University turns those achievements into a Merit page — a verified online profile—for every one of our students. These pages automatically update when students win awards, are elected to honor societies, study abroad, and more. All student achievement stories are published on our institutional Merit page. Through Merit, we also share these accomplishments with students' hometown media outlets, their state representatives, their parents, and their high schools!
How can students use their Merit pages?
Merit is a verified showcase of student accomplishments and a powerful way to show employers the success, skills, and expertise they have gained at Kettering. Students may include their Merit page URL on their resumes and share it with potential employers or graduate admissions counselors. Students can also connect Merit pages to social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to share accomplishments with friends and family!
How can students update their Merit Page?
Students don't have to maintain their Merit page; it is created and updated automatically by the University. Students can, however, enhance and add to their pages if they desire. Merit allows students to customize their Merit page URL and add a profile photo, bio, and other activities or work experience.
How do students claim their page?
- Go to Kettering University's Merit Page and search for your name.
- Next to your name, find the option to claim your profile.
- Enter your Kettering University email address and submit the form. Merit will send you a confirmation email.
- Claim your Merit page by clicking on the link in the email you receive.
What information is shared about students?
The information the University publishes through Merit is considered "directory information" and is addressed under FERPA's "directory information" clause.
Directory information, such as your name, graduation year, activities, and facts, are not required to be private, according to FERPA. Directory Information is further explained on the U.S. Department of Education site here.
Your Merit Page was created for you by the University in compliance with our FERPA policy. Still, you can control your privacy settings, including who and how people can discover your Merit page. Click here to learn more about configuring your Merit page privacy settings.
How do students opt out?
Opting out not only removes a student's page from meritpages.com, but also prevents the University or any other participating Merit organization from being able to publish achievements about that student in the future. When students first visit their Merit Page, they have the option to click the "opt-out" button right away, or they can click the "opt-out" button at the bottom of the welcome email they receive. If they decide to opt out later, they can click "my account," "privacy," and then "opt-out" or email email@example.com and ask to have their Merit page removed.
Whom can I contact for more information about Merit?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Students can also get answers to frequently asked questions by visiting the Student Knowledge Base: help.meritpages.com.