Belhaven University uses Merit to publicize undergraduate student and faculty achievements over social media, in hometown newspapers and online. Students receive recognition when they are named to the President’s or Dean’s List, earn an award, or receive other special recognition. Merit creates a personal online profile for each student, which can be used for internship or employment referrals.

Belhaven University’s Merit page for students

About Merit Pages

The Office of University Relations administers the program. Faculty and staff members notify notify the office of an exceptional achievement or news (and if applicable, a list of those who have earned the accomplishment). The achievement is verified and then published on the student's Merit profile. In some cases, the information is sent to one’s hometown newspaper as a news release.

Merit creates a positive, institution-verified online identity—a visual resume that showcases a student’s achievements from enrollment through graduation.

One’s online reputation matters. Many companies now research applicants online. Merit gives Belhaven students a professional looking web profile to which people who make decisions about internships, graduate school and jobs may refer.

Merit makes it easy to share good news with family and friends over email or social media networks like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

  1. Go to and type your name in the search bar.
  2. Next to your name, click on “Is this you?”
  3. Enter your Belhaven email address and submit the form. Merit will send you a confirmation email.
  4. “Claim” your Merit page by signing into e-mail, Facebook or Twitter and following the prompts. Customize it with a photo, additional activities or work experience. When you claim your profile, you have several opportunities to select your own privacy settings and permissions. You may opt out at any time.

Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13