Be transparent. If you participate in or maintain a social media site on behalf of the university, clearly state your role and goals. Discuss with your supervisor when you are empowered to respond directly to users and when you may need approval.
Be connected. If you have been authorized by your supervisor to create an official Plymouth State social media site or a video for posting in locations such as YouTube, please contact the Office of Public Relations for an approved logo and other images and to ensure coordination with other PSU sites and content.
Be respectful. As a Plymouth State employee, you understand the university’s commitment to Vincentian respect for the dignity of others and to the civil and thoughtful discussion of opposing ideas. Some online communities can be volatile, tempting users to behave in ways they otherwise wouldn’t. Your reputation, and PSU’s, are best served when you remain above the fray.
Be thoughtful. If you have any questions about whether it is appropriate to write about certain kinds of material in your role as a Plymouth State employee, ask your supervisor before you post.