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FGCU Announces New Social Media Policy

Julia Bonavita

FGCU has released a policy on social media for all social media platforms regarding the university. 

An email was sent on Aug. 3 from University Marketing and Communications to all university staff regarding information on FGCU Policy 5.001. 

“Social media is part of the student experience, and the University encourages all students, faculty, and staff to use social media as an easily accessible channel for enriching communications and engagement,” the email read. “However, the use of Social Media Platforms requires care and professionalism to ensure successful communication.”

The email asks for everyone that runs a social media account to register the account by sending an email to [email protected]

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The email should contain the name of and a direct link to the account, at least one (preferably two) university employee(s) who will act as an administrator(s), contact information for this individual should also be included and the name of the employee’s supervisor. The deadline for registration is Aug. 31. 

Information on a required training for social media administrators will be coming in the future no later than Sep. 30. 

The university encourages everyone to read the full policy, which can be accessed here. 

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    Jenna HackemanAug 15, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    Curious: what happens to the account if they don’t? Does the account owner get into trouble with the school? Do they have the account taken down?