Northwestern Oklahoma State University has developed the following policy to recognize the rights of students and employees to use social media and to help clarify how best to enhance and protect personal, professional, and institutional reputations when participating in social media. For this purpose, social media is defined as media designed to be disseminated through online social interaction and created using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Examples include but are not limited to LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Both in professional and institutional roles, employees and students need to follow the same legal and behavioral standards online as they would in real life. All laws, professional expectations, policies and procedures for interacting with students, parents, alumni, donors, media, and other University constituents apply to use of social media. Employees and students are responsible for anything they post to social media sites when representing themselves in a Northwestern official capacity.
This policy is subject to change as needed.
To read more of Northwestern's Social Media Policy, please click the link below:
Northwestern's Full Social Media Policy
Contact the Office of University Relations with questions and if your organization/department is interested in creating social media sites.