Social Media Guidelines

Social Media Guidelines

Hey there, Panthers! Welcome to our social media guidelines page. Here you can learn how to collaborate with us to share posts and the rules of #PantherPrideLivesHere
 

Social Media Policy and Guidelines

Residents have the opportunity to develop friendships, discover talents, and explore the world through many of these popular online channels. Online channels allow thoughtful, purposeful engagement. While the Office of Residence Life encourages the use of social media, all users should remember that social media tools are a powerful form of communication that can have a significant impact on organizational, professional, and individual reputations. Lines between personal and professional content, and between public and private content, are often blurred. Whether participating on behalf of the University, a University-related group, or personally, all users must follow the same behavioral standards online as they would in face-to-face or one-on-one interactions. Remember that the internet is not anonymous, nor does it forget.

Follow Us on Social Media:

Use of Residence Life Group or Page

1. Use of this group constitutes your agreement to these Social Media Terms and Conditions.

We reserve the right to modify the contents of this platform at any time. Failure to abide by these Terms and Conditions may result in a violation of the Code of Conduct.
 

2. If You Have Questions About Policies

Contact the Interim Associate Director via email (davaughn.vincentbryan@pitt.edu) should you have questions about the social media polices contract.
 

3. Do not post materials that are confidential, proprietary, false, fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, infringing on intellectual property rights, abusive, harassing, illegal, illustrates a violation of University Code of Conduct.

 

4. Do Not Post Personal Information

For your security, don’t post any personal information such as phone numbers, personal email address, or any unique identifying information in an online social space.
 

5. Viruses or Malicious Software

Do not post any links or other content that contain viruses or malicious software.
 

6. Be Mindful of Others

The purpose of this site is to share useful information and ideas, inspire informative discussions, and educate. Residence Life is looking for you to provide a positive contribution to our online discussions and forums. Your opinion is welcome but please keep it on topic and informative.
 

7. Access is a privilege not a right.

Residence Life retains the right to block or otherwise prohibit any member of the residential community from accessing or using a departmental social media platform (page or group) for failure to abide by these Terms and Conditions and/or violating the Code of Conduct.
 

8. You are Responsible for Content you Post

Ultimately you are responsible for the content you have posted, including the legality, reliability and appropriateness of posts and comment. We encourage you to be thoughtful when you post.