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Benedict College Social Media Policy
This policy applies to all use of social media by Benedict College students, faculty and staff to represent or discuss matters concerning the College and/or members of the College community, whether or not such use involves the College’s network or other computer resources.
Social media includes, without limitation, texting, blogs and propriety platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Flickr, and Snap Chat.
This policy (1) provides guidance concerning the use of social media through the College’s network, systems or equipment and/or the use of social media to represent or discuss matters related to Benedict College and/or members of the Benedict College community; and (2) sets forth rules for the administration of Benedict College social media sites.
Within the last few years, the growing popularity of social media has fundamentally changed the way we communicate as individuals and as an Institution. Benedict College recognizes and embraces the power of social media, and the opportunity those tools provide to communicate with the Benedict College community, including students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and other interested parties.
It is important to recognize, however, that the use of social media at or concerning Benedict College is governed by the same laws, policies, rules of conduct and etiquette that apply to all other activities at or concerning Benedict College. Even activities of a private nature conducted away from the College can subject you to disciplinary action if they reflect poorly on the College or interfere with the conduct of College business.
Social Media Requests
If your organization has an event, news story, or other content that is intended for the broader Benedict College community, you may request it be posted to any of the Benedict College main social media accounts.
Social Media Accounts