September 21, 2022
K-State develops new university social media policy
A new Kansas State University social media policy for university-affiliated pages and accounts takes effect today, Sept. 21. The new policy, coordinated by the Division of Communications and Marketing and General Counsel, has been reviewed by university leadership. This policy establishes a universitywide standard for the approval, creation, use and management of official university social media accounts.
The policy applies to all university employees when developing or managing social media accounts that are officially hosted, sponsored by or affiliated with the university and/or executing social media initiatives on behalf of the university. In addition, this policy provides guidance to university employees who indicate an institutional affiliation on their personal social media accounts.
The policy only affects K-State-affiliated accounts. The Kansas Board of Regents policy continues to be the policy that addresses personal social media use as a Regent University employee. Current university-affiliated social media account administrators, or university employees who indicate an institutional affiliation on their personal social media accounts should read the policy thoroughly.
Any questions regarding the policy can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.