If you have been approved, these guidelines provide detailed information on account naming conventions, Whittier College logo usage, and the culture, logistics, and best practices of specific social media websites.
Determining the Better Fit: Facebook Page vs. Facebook Group. The chart below compares the features offered by pages and by groups. Read more at Facebook.
Facebook pages and “open” groups (groups on Facebook which anyone can see or join) must follow our naming conventions and graphics guidelines. Please note that you will not be recognized as an official communication channel of the College unless you adhere to these guidelines.
“Closed” groups are not expected to follow the naming conventions and graphics guidelines below, as they are not visible to the public. These groups will not be recognized on Whittier College’s list of College-affiliated social media sites.
The purpose of a Facebook page is to spread the spirit of our Poet pride. We encourage students and our community of stakeholders to post comments, photos and links.
Of course, any fan-posted user content won't necessarily reflect the opinions or ideals of Whittier College.
The goal of the Whittier College Code of Conduct is to help support an environment where there is respect for self and others within our diverse community. It applies to every facet of our College, including actions and comments made by all Poets on our Facebook page.
Please email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You participate in Whittier College’s social media accounts at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your user name, and any information provided.
Please do not post personal information such as phone numbers and addresses.
Comments advocating illegal activity or violating copyrights or trademarks are prohibited.
Comments expressed on Whittier College’s social media accounts do not reflect the opinions or position of Whittier College or its officers and employees.
Email email@example.com with questions.
Please refrain from creating a YouTube account for your department, office, center, or athletic team. Instead, submit your video for upload to Whittier College’s existing YouTube channel by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please refrain from creating a LinkedIn account for your department, office, center, or athletic team. We invite you to use Whittier College Alumni Association’s existing LinkedIn account. Subgroups within this account can be created to meet your needs.
Please refrain from creating a Snapchat account for your department, office, center, or athletic team. Instead, contact the Office of Marketing & Communications at email@example.com to inquire about promoting your event or other information through the main Whittier College account.
Please refrain from creating an Instagram account for your department, office, center, or athletic team without first seeking Office of Marketing & Communications approval. Contact the Office of Marketing & Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about promoting your event or other information through an appropriate, existing account.