Social Media Policy at Pace University

  • Registering: All affiliated Pace University social media accounts must be registered with the University. In addition to registering the account, the contact info for staff/faculty managing the account must be included on the registration form. Click here to register your account.

  • Maintaining Culture: Affiliated University accounts must maintain the social media culture of the University as listed in Social Media Culture at Pace. Additionally, all affiliated University accounts must follow the branding guidelines set forth by the University, which include both visual and written style.

  • Monitoring: Pace University monitors and tracks all pages that identify themselves as being associated with the University, whether or not they have gone through the registration process. Pace University has the right to amend any account that associates itself with the University as it sees necessary. Accounts in question are subject to a review process and final determination by those managing the Pace University’s official social media presence.

  • Cooperating: Affiliated Pace accounts are required to work alongside the official Pace University accounts in assisting with communications to constituents. Account administrators must monitor their affiliated University accounts and respond in a timely manner to any comments/questions pertaining to or directed at the administrator’s department. 

  • Posting Responsibly: Those that communicate and interact with the Pace University social networks are responsible for what they write. Pace University reserves the right to remove any content that it sees as inappropriate and retains the right to ban users when necessary. Reasons for removing content may include, but are not limited to, content that it deems threatening, obscene, a violation of intellectual property rights or privacy laws, or otherwise injurious or illegal.  

  • Managing Inappropriate Content: Inappropriate, offensive, injurious, and illegal content may be removed by Pace University employees identified as account administrators or at the direction of Marketing and Communications. Be sure to take and save a screen capture of the content before it is deleted.

  • Maintaining Confidentiality: Administrators are responsible for maintaining and protecting confidential and proprietary information. Do not post confidential or proprietary information about Pace University, students, employees, or alumni. Employees must still follow the applicable federal requirements such as FERPA and HIPAA, as well as NCAA regulations. Adhere to all applicable privacy and confidentiality policies.

  • Respecting Copyright and Fair Use Laws:  When posting, be mindful of copyright and intellectual property rights of others and of the University. For guidance, consult the University’s guidelines for copyright compliance. Direct questions about fair use or copyrighted material to Pace University’s legal department. 

  • Representing the University: Representation of your personal opinions as being endorsed by the University or any of its organizations is strictly prohibited. Pace University’s name or marks may not be used to endorse any opinion, product, private business, cause, or political candidate. 

  • Owning Content: By posting content to any social media site, the poster acknowledges that he or she owns or otherwise has all of the rights necessary to lawfully use that content or that the use of the content is permitted by fair use. Posters also agree that they will not knowingly provide misleading or false information, and that they will indemnify and hold the University harmless for any claims resulting from the content.

  • Terms of Service: Obey the Terms of Service of any social media platform used.