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Guidelines for using Social Media

Guidelines were created to assist Cal State San Bernardino employees who participate in university-related social media. These guidelines and standards recognize the need to allow for academic freedom in the use of social media for instructional purposes; however, these guidelines and standards are strongly encouraged.

Staff and faculty who participate in social media on behalf of the university must:

  • Understand the technology and the social media platform they are using; and
  • Abide by the basic principles and engagement guidelines outlined in CSUSB's Social Media Handbook.

As new technologies and social networking tools emerge, the university’s standards must evolve in response. The university has an obligation to preserve its reputation and image; therefore, campus social media users also have a responsibility to be informed of changes to official guidelines.

Download the Social Media Handbook

Download Social Media Handbook