Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn have become important and influential communication channels for our community. To assist in posting content and managing these and other sites, we have developed policies and guidelines for official and personal use of social media.
These policies and guidelines apply to university faculty, staff and students and can be used in connection with social media accounts associated with schools, colleges, departments, programs, offices, clubs and teams.
Seattle University’s main social media accounts include:
The purpose of using social media channels on behalf of Seattle University is to support the university’s mission, goals, programs and sanctioned efforts, including university news, information, content and directives. Social media is also a powerful tool for building pride and encouraging dialogue among our community members.
Prior to engaging in any form of social media involving Seattle University, a few first steps are strongly encouraged:
Once you’ve established a social media presence connected to Seattle University, you will need to adhere to the following guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Hyde in Marcom.
If you have any doubt about posting content on social media, please consult Sarah Hyde, Social Media Marketing Specialist.
Due to the evolving nature of social media, these policies and guidelines are subject to revision by the Marketing Communications team. Feedback from the campus community is welcome.