Policy

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Purpose:

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse uses social media as a tool to share information about the university, connect with prospective students, current students, employees, parents, alumni and other community supporters. We also see it as a valuable venue to support the university’s mission.

Guidelines:

UWL social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) are managed by the University Communications Office at UW-La Crosse. Specific UWL office, department and organization accounts are maintained by faculty, staff and students on a volunteer basis. Links to content or other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the organizations, entities, views or content contained therein. UW-La Crosse is not responsible for the content of those external web sites.

UWL does not regularly monitor content posted to its social media sites, however we reserve the right to remove content for any reason, including but not limited to, content that is threatening, intimidating, harassment, derogatory, malicious, hateful, obscene, profane, depicts graphic violence, off-topic, solicits, spams, or illegal.

At any time, we may block offenders from accessing our page without notice.

Users are fully responsible for any content they share on any UWL social media site. By submitting content on those social media sites, users agree to allow UWL to use the information for internal and external promotional purposes. Users who do not wish to have information they have made available via these sites used, published, copied and/or reprinted, should not post on the social media sites.

Please ensure that any content you post in this community complies with the university’s Code of Conduct and the Terms of Service and other applicable policies from the social media platform.

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

For Employees:

It’s appropriate to be active on social media at work if your comments are directly related to accomplishing work goals, such as seeking sources for information or working with others to resolve a problem. You should participate in personal social media conversations on your own time.

When you might be perceived online as an agent/expert of UW–La Crosse, you need to make sure it is clear to the audience that you are not representing the position of UW–La Crosse or UW–La Crosse policy.

 

*These guidelines has been adapted from the UW-Madison Social Media Statement and UW-Madison Policies & Guidelines