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The Office of Communications and Marketing works in partnership with Information Technology on the College’s web presence. The College maintains a website policy that helps provide a consistent image and uniform message to those who visit our websites. Additionally, the policy creates a framework necessary to remain compliant with many local, state and federal regulations and laws. View the Website Policy.

To request basic updates to, email updates to Requests for changes to large sections of the website should be submitted via the Project Request Form.

Event Calendar

Events featured on the website should be submitted via an online form. All event submissions are reviewed and approved prior to publishing, so requests should be submitted as soon as information is confirmed. A valid EC username and password is required. The email address of the requestor will not be displayed on the event, but it is this email to which a copy of the submission will be emailed. If OCM staff have any questions regarding your event, an email will be sent to the requestor. Athletics and Admissions events should be submitted via 25Live and Slate, respectively.

Merit For Students

Elmira College uses Merit to celebrate student accomplishments and turn those achievements into a verified online profile – a Merit page – for every one of our students. These Merit pages are automatically updated by Elmira College when students make the dean's list, study abroad, earn academic awards, and more.

Updates to Merit pages are also shared with a network of stakeholders that care deeply about each student's success: their high school, their hometown media outlets, their parents and friends via social networks.

Your Merit page is created and updated automatically – the college does it for you! Other organizations in the Merit network, like national honor societies, greek organizations, and service groups can also add achievements to your Merit page.

You can, however, enhance and add to your pages if you desire. Merit allows students to customize their Merit page URL, add a profile photo, bio, and other activities and work experience. You can even include photos and videos to the activities you add to further demonstrate your involvement.

When you connect your Merit page to your social networks like Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, you'll ensure that your friends and family can also see and learn about the great opportunities you're taking advantage of and being recognized for at Elmira College. It's an important way for you to be a part of our story and help us tell it.

Can students manage privacy settings?
Yes, you can opt-out of Merit at any time, or customize your privacy settings.

What else can students do with Merit?
In addition to enhancing your Merit pages and connecting them to social networks, you can and should include your Merit page URL on your resumes and share it with potential employers or graduate admissions counselors. Merit is a verified showcase of your accomplishments and a powerful way to show employers the success, skills, and expertise you have gained at Elmira College.

Merit For Faculty

Merit accounts for faculty allow the College to leverage the caliber of our faculty members to tell the story of our institution, strengthen its reputation, and influence key stakeholders. With targeted distribution features, we can promote the impact that our faculty have, inside and outside the classroom, while building a public page for all to see.

New faculty members will receive a welcome email with instructions for logging in to Merit. After the initial login, faculty members can log in to their accounts via the Elmira College Merit Faculty landing page:

As with student pages, faculty members can personalize and update their Merit page, including uploading images, adding a bio, connecting their social media accounts, adding publications, classwork, projects, and more.

Submit a Merit Achievement/Story

The Office of Communications and Marketing relies on faculty, staff, and advisors for the latest information on research conferences, study abroad groups, induction ceremonies, and other student recognition events. You can share those stories and help students build their pages by completing our Online Contribution Form.

For student or faculty questions related to merit, contact Jennifer L. Swain, APR, Vice President of Communications & Marketing at or (607) 735-1894.