Social media is an increasingly prevalent and powerful means of communication. The University encourages social media use by its staff and students and seeks to engage through it with the broader University community.
Because social media blurs the lines between people's personal and professional expression, staff and students must think carefully about their online conduct, so as to preserve and protect individual reputations and the reputation of the University of Adelaide as an institution.
The University's position on the use of social media
General principles for using social media
The following is a list of University policies that are relevant to social media use. The list is not intended to be exhaustive, but to be a quick reference to the main policies that are relevant to social media use:
- Code of Conduct
- Student Misconduct Rules
- IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy
- Behaviour and Conduct Policy
- Brand and Visual Identity Policy
Other resources and guidelines
- South Australian Government Social Media Guidelines (includes a good introduction to the basics of social media, and how to tie social media use into your business planning)