Here’s our best advice for managing your personal social media accounts when you work at Missouri State (or any other organization):
Listen to Dwight Schrute.
“Whenever I’m about to do something, I think, ‘Would an idiot do that?’ And if they would, I do not do that thing.”
– Dwight Schrute, “The Office,” Season 3, Episode 17
In other words, use common sense.
You may represent the university when you use your personal social media accounts. So keep it as clean and positive as possible. Post nothing derogatory, sexist, racist, or otherwise offensive.
Our office has updated the brand social media guidelines to reflect other recommendations for your personal social media accounts, including how to add a “disclaimer” in your account bio.
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