Social Media Guidelines

The use of social media tools is increasingly common for faculties, departments, and employees at UBC. These guidelines have been created to provide general guidance on the use of social media at UBC for faculty and staff.

Blogs, forums, and social networking sites are exciting channels where you can share ideas and connect with others who have the same interests. They provide an opportunity to advance UBC’s mandate to disseminate knowledge and build effective relations with the community through dialogue and academic freedom. However, they also have the potential to affect professional and organizational reputations.

Inappropriate Use of Official and Personal Social Media Technologies

Inappropriate use of social media, either in an official or personal capacity, may be cause for disciplinary action. If you are unsure whether a communication is inappropriate, please consult with your manager, head, or director and refer to the UBC policies in the Resources section before you post.

UBC shares your enthusiasm and supports your participation in these online communities. Before you get started, we ask that you review these guidelines for faculty use, official UBC channels, and personal use.