Student Handbook - Social Media and Online Communities

Social media and online communities such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, YouTube, blogs, and the like can be valuable tools for college students, both personally and professionally. Information posted on these sites, however, can often lead to negative or unintended consequences. Students understand that information posted on these sites may become available to advertisers, law enforcement, employers, alumni, campus organizations, Xavier administration, and other users. All information posted on these sites may be utilized for Xavier's legitimate business purposes, including but not limited to assessing student conduct or health and safety matters.

Students are responsible for any and all consequence that may arise as a result of information posted on these sites, and students are encouraged to act accordingly.

Students' use of social media and online communities must also conform with all relevant policies governing Student Conduct, including, but not limited to, the Policies of Respect for Others and the Harassment Code. Violations of this policy may result in sanctions through the Student Conduct Process.

Unless a student obtains prior written consent from Xavier, students may not create any account, page, or profile on any social media outlet that (1) appears to be sponsored by or associated with Xavier or any Xavier group or organization, or (2) may lead others to believe that the account, page, or profile is sponsored by or associated with Xavier or any Xavier group or organization.