Student Affairs Social Media Policy

Social media accounts follow the social media rules and regulations laid out by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Review the state’s Use of Electronic Communications and Social Media policy and abide by the University social media brand guidelines.

Student Affairs Social Media Disclaimer

The University of Virginia’s Division of Student Affairs accepts no responsibility or liability for any data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, images, video, messages, or any other materials whatsoever, including content generated by users and publicly posted. The University accepts no liability or responsibility for the contents of any target site linked from this page. Re-posting of a CIO’s event does not constitute endorsement. CIO’s are not part of or an agency of the University of Virginia. They are separate and independent organizations; they are responsible for and manage their own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise, or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts, or omissions. We abide by the University social media brand guidelines.

UVA's Social Media Comment Policy

We encourage open discussion about the topics we post, but we do reserve the right to moderate discussion on University of Virginia social media accounts and to remove posts that contain:

  • Profane or obscene content;
  • Off-topic content;
  • Content that promotes, fosters or perpetuates discrimination against protected classes;
  • Sexual harassment content;
  • Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity;
  • Spam or comments that include links to external online sites;
  • Solicitations of commerce or advertisements including promotion or endorsement;
  • Promotions of particular services, products or political candidates or organizations;
  • Content that violates the terms of use or community guidelines of the social media platform; or
  • Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.

Violators may have their comments removed from the University’s social media platforms. Continued or egregious violations of this policy may prompt the University to further restrict an individual’s commenting on University social media platforms. In certain situations, the poster, as well as the content, may be reported to authorities, depending on the nature of the content.

Posts that refer to specific individuals or offices within the UVA community as part of the complaint, concern, or compliment will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the circumstances, at the discretion of page administrators, the post or comment may be removed.

Users who have concerns about specific conduct can contact [email protected] to report them.

The University of Virginia is not responsible for the content posted by participants on any of its pages, nor does its existence constitute endorsement of the content by the University.

Participants understand that they are ultimately responsible for the content they post, and as such, understand legal issues may arise from the content they post, and that the University of Virginia is not responsible for those outcomes.

UVA Social Media User Agreement

All Student Affairs employees using social media as a representative of the University of Virginia must read, understand, and sign the following usage agreement.