Communication Services & Information Technology
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Communication Services & Information Technology

Community Guidelines for using social media

Community guidelines for using social media

Faculty and staff are encouraged to use social media as a way to connect with their stakeholders and constituents, as they see appropriate opportunities to do so.

The guidelines below may also be something you want to share with your social media audiences, as a guide for your community’s relationship with UC ANR: 

Disclaimer: All content, information and views expressed through this account belong to the individuals posting the content, and do not necessarily reflect the University of California’s official policies or positions.The university is not responsible for unanswered posts or inaccurate information posted by others.

Community Guidelines

    • Be respectful of the rights and opinions of others. Be willing to agree to disagree and move on
    • Stay on topic
    • Be transparent and honest
    • Add value: Be part of the conversation, but don’t take it over
    • Avoid hateful speech, personal attacks, flaming, profanity, vulgarity, pornography, nudity and abusive language
    • Keep private contact information (e.g. home phone number, address) out of your posts. 

If you are not abiding by these guidelines, then your comments may be hidden, deleted, banned or otherwise removed.

We urge faculty and staff who use social media to become familiar with our best practices and adhere to the terms of use of individual social media services. The emphasis for all participants, including administrators, should be transparency, honesty, respect and civility.

Content and posts are governed by:

UC’s Electronic Communications Policy


For questions, comments or to report abuse, contact Pam Kan-Rice.




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