Application of this Policy

This policy applies to all employees and units of the University. Student
postings that may be a potential violation of the Student Code of Conduct
will be referred to the Ofce of Community Standards and Student Conduct
for appropriate review and discipline.
Generic University’s presence on social media:
- Generic University has ofcial representation on Faceboo
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- *hen participating in the GU social media community% remember that
free speech comes with responsibility. Comments% posts% or photos that
are o+,color% display inappropriate tone or language% or contain
personal attacs will be removed.
- -f there is a news item or event that would be appropriate to have
promoted on an ofcial GU social media platform% a Social .edia
/romotion 0e)uest Form can be found at
Contact Information for the Department of Communications and
Goe Pound !and
Social .edia Specialist
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- Social media sites will hold individuals liable for any content or
material posted to their sites. Social media site users should be
familiar with the Terms of Service and respect general copyright and
Fair Use policies.
- 1o not post con:dential information. ;dhere to state and federal laws
and regulations related to the security and privacy of information !e.g.
F<0/; and =-/;;$ and >C;; and .id,;merican Conference !.;C$
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guidelines% as well as to university privacy policies. 1o not share
unpublished eCperimental methods and con:dential research results or
reveal protected intellectual property.
- The GU Foundation is the only agency authoriDed to see gift support
using the universityEs name. Consistent with university policy regarding
fundraising% all solicitations% by any method% including through any
social media sites% must be coordinated with and approved by the GU
Foundation through the GU development ofce.
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- 1ivisions% colleges or departments launching social media pro:les or
developing mobile applications must notify the universityEs Social
.edia Specialist in advance of :naliDation#deployment of any new
social media pro:le or mobile application. The 1epartment of
Communications F .areting has posted additional guidelines for
university,related social media pro:les and applications on its website
at The 1epartment of
Communications F .areting maintains a comprehensive database
and inventory of all university,related social media pro:les and mobile
- 1evelop a strategic plan for each social media pro:le#page. Contact
the Social .edia Specialist in Communications and .areting if
assistance is needed.
- ;dhere to GUGs Graphic Standards
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pro:le or bacground graphics.
o Please remember that the Aardvark logo is specifcally reserved
for media directly related to the GU Athletics program; the
Presidential Seal is reserved for use on media related to the
Oce of the President! "oard of #rustees! or formal university
- 0emember that departmental sites do not represent the university as a
whole% but do re(ect on the university. Use good 6udgment and be
- /ost contact information for the pro:le#page administrators when
possible. -t is important to have more than one administrator per page.
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- *hen discussing matters related to GU% be honest about your afliation
with the university% and clarify you are not an authoriDed
representative of GU.
- *hen discussing matters related to GU on a non,institutional or
personal social media site% the University encourages utiliDing the
following disclaimer"
o #he vie%s e&pressed on this '''' (blog! facebook page! etc$) are
mine alone and are not endorsed by GU nor do they constitute
any ocial communication from GU$
- Use of GU logos on personal sites is prohibited. 1o not use GU or its
logo to promote products% causes% or political candidates. GU and its
logo are trademared and cannot be used without permission.
- -t is encouraged and appropriate to provide a lin to or
any of the ofcial GU social media sites.
- The University does not monitor personal social media sites% however
the University reserves the right to review for compliance purposes any
site or activity brought to its attention as potentially violating the
guidelines established in this policy.
- University departments% divisions% and colleges are not permitted to
partner with or sponsor eCternal social media pro:les% mobile
applications and#or websites unless pre,approved by the 1epartment
of Communications and .areting.
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