The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) awarded a 2016-2017 Superior Merit Award designation to the Clayton State University SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.
Of the 327 student chapters from across the United States, Clayton State was one of 149 winners.
The SHRM student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, was created to encourage student chapters to require ongoing excellence in the following areas: student chapter requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession and SHRM engagement.
“These chapters truly represent the future of the HR profession,” said Susan Post, SHRM-SCP, East Divisional Director at SHRM and the lead for SHRM’s Student Programs. “Their achievements go above and beyond their everyday academic and work commitments and we applaud the positive impact their efforts have on their schools, their local communities and beyond.”
SHRM student chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, which lasted from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.
During this cycle, the Clayton State University SHRM student chapter conducted numerous activities including its annual Alumni Career Success Discussion, which advises students on how to navigate their careers post-graduation, as well as its informative Clayton State SHRM HR annual podcast series.
The Clayton State University SHRM student chapter has received many recognitions for its accomplishments. In 2014, the chapter received the "Best in Georgia" award making it the first student chapter to achieve such an honor. They were awarded again with "Best in Georgia" in 2015 and 2016. Additionally, they received the Superior Merit Award from SHRM for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years.
The Society for Human Resource Management is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.