Social Media

Social Networking Guidelines for Faculty, Staff & Students

A few things to keep in mind for personal and professional accounts:

  1. Everything is public and the Internet lives forever. Don’t post something you’ll have to explain to a future employer or your parents.
  2. Use common sense. Don’t post illegal activities. If you wouldn't say something directly to your supervisor or the Chancellor, then don’t post it online.
  3. Posts should meet one of the three Fs: fun (make people laugh), factual or fresh (new information).
  4. Keep your personal and professional accounts separate. And double check before you post that you’re using the right account!
  5. People love pictures and videos. Make sure you have permission to use the pictures or videos (not everything is copyright-free just because it’s on the Internet).
  6. Don’t share University news before it has been made public.
  7. In the event of a University emergency, do not post until you've received official word to eliminate any confusion or misinformation.
  8. Posts or comments should not include profanity, be defamatory or libelous. 
  9. Be familiar with the policies of the networks you are using and be aware that the policies and security features frequently change.