Social Media Policy

“Social media” is a term used to describe tools and platforms that enable individuals to share ideas and content quickly and easily. Examples of popular social media include texting, blogs, and propriety platforms such as Twitter®, Facebook®, LinkedIn®, Instagram®, Google+®, YouTube®, Flickr®, and Yammer.

Within the last few years, the growing popularity of social media has fundamentally changed the way we communicate as individuals and as an institution. Berkeley College recognizes and embraces the power of social media and the opportunity those tools provide to engage in ongoing “conversations” with the Berkeley College community, including students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and other interested parties.

It is important to recognize, however, that the use of social media at or concerning Berkeley College is governed by the same laws, policies, rules of conduct, and etiquette that apply to all other activities at or concerning the College. The Social Media Policy provides guidance concerning the use of social media to represent or discuss matters related to Berkeley College and/or members of the Berkeley College community, whether or not such use involves the College’s network or other computer resources.

For more detailed policy information, please go to BerkeleyCollege.edu/files_bc/Social_Media_Policy.pdf.

Students enrolled in the LPN to B.S.N., Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Practical Nurse, Surgical Processing Technician, and Surgical Technology programs should refer to their respective Student Handbook Supplements for specific social media requirements applicable to Health Studies clinical settings.