Merit is a virtual portfolio of your achievements and showcases them by displaying the awards and recognitions you’ve received and verifies them as authentic on behalf of DSU. You can also customize your Merit Page by adding extracurricular activities, job experience, and more!
We use this online platform to recognize you for the achievements you’ve earned during your time with us such as making the dean’s list, studying abroad, earning scholarships, and many more. When possible, Merit will share your achievements with your hometown newspaper.
When you’re featured, you’ll get a notice of the announcement through your DSU email. You can also use this platform to share your accomplishments with friends, family, and potential employers by claiming your Merit Page account!
If you do not wish to participate in Merit, you can opt-out.
Excellence in Communication
The Excellence in Communication badge is awarded to students in all disciplines who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in communication-related courses. Specifically, it is awarded to students who have earned an A or B grade in College Composition I and II (ENGL 110 and 120), and Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110). This recognition can be verified by employers who are looking for workers with good written and spoken communication skills and will be posted to the student’s Merit Pages account. It will be awarded beginning the spring semester of 2021 for students who complete the requirements during or after that semester.
At the end of each regular semester, Dickinson State University recognizes those students named to the president's list. Eligible students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours with a term GPA of 3.9 or above.
At the end of each regular semester, Dickinson State University recognizes those students named to the dean's list. Eligible students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours with a term GPA of 3.5 or above.
The Office of University Relations receives a list of students to be recognized for an achievement and writes a short article. The article is then published to the students’ Merit page and sent to the hometown newspaper of each student. The hometown for each student is based on “home address” in Campus Connection.
Students receive an email in their DSU email account saying they were awarded a Merit achievement badge. These recognitions can be shared via the student’s social media accounts.
When DSU creates your Merit page, you will receive a notification in your school email. To claim your page, click on the link in the email to create your Merit account using your DSU email address or log in with your personal Facebook or Twitter account.
OR you can search for your name at https://dickinsonstate.meritpages.com. Once you locate your page, click on the "Is this you?" link under your name and enter your DSU email address. You will be sent a confirmation email with instructions to create your Merit account.
Merit is a virtual portfolio of your achievements. It helps people who make decisions about internships, grad school, or jobs find out about your accomplishments at DSU. The site showcases your successes with official badges that show that they're authentic and verified by the university.
When you’re featured, you’re notified of the announcement through your DSU email address. We encourage you to share your accomplishments with family and friends through social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.
To opt out of the program, simply reply to the email you receive from Merit and ask to be removed.
Opting out of the service may prevent the Office of University Relations from sending notices to your hometown paper. This includes honors announcements and graduation announcements.