Policies and Procedures

B0410 Social Media Policy

Social media is a powerful communication tool and it shall be the policy of Western Technical College to actively use it to educate, inform, and collaborate with its students, staff, faculty, and alumni, as well as members of the community.

When it comes to social media usage on behalf of the institution, Western expects its employees to be honest and transparent in their electronic communications as they would be in person and to respect privacy, confidentiality, and copyright laws. Posted content on college social media sites should Western's values by being accurate, student-oriented, sensitive to diverse audiences, and respectful to the college, its employees, students, and the community.

Western maintains procedures and employs best practices as applies to employees and students posting online material on behalf of Western. Employees and students are subject to the same laws, professional expectations, and guidelines when interacting online with students, parents, alumni, donors, and the media as they are in person.

​Revised January 21, 2020
Adopted February 16, 2016