Social Media Policies

Social Media Policies

Use social media responsibly and effectively by acquainting yourself with social media policies at the University and external websites.

The University of Chicago


  • Facebook’s "Principles” – These ten principles are the priorities and foundation upon which the “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities” are based.
  • Statement of Rights and Responsibilities – A more comprehensive version of the Facebook “Principles,” this document covers everything related to interaction on Facebook.
  • Facebook Pages Terms of Use – If you’re thinking about creating a Facebook Page, you’ll definitely want to read and understand these ten rules for content, conduct, and access.
  • Official Facebook Privacy Policy – This regularly-updated document outlines Facebook’s goals and expectations for network security and user safety.


  • Twitter Terms of Service – All Twitter users/accounts are subject to the terms outlined in this document, which includes information on passwords, privacy, copyright, and your rights.
  • Twitter Privacy Policy – A complete guide to any policies and procedures that involve user’s account information.


  • YouTube Terms of Service – This document contains critical information on issues pertaining to content, conduct, and intellectual property rights on YouTube.
  • YouTube Privacy Policy – For more information on how YouTube (and its parent company Google) keep your information and content safe, please read this document.

Connect and collaborate with communicators across the University.

Join the Campus Communicators to share updates and announcements with University colleagues via listhost, Facebook, and at workshops and biannual gatherings.

Find an array of UChicago new media sites, as well as contact information for their owners, in the Social Media Directory.

Create targeted communications campaigns and digital platforms.

Work with UChicago Creative’s team of designers, writers, and producers to develop compelling materials and comprehensive multimedia campaigns.

Enlist University experts to build, design, and support your web applications by partnering with Web Services.

Discover resources to enhance your communications platforms and outreach.

Follow social media and multimedia from across the University at UChicago Social.

Collect and disseminate our latest stories with print-on-demand news.

Capture the images and ideas of the University community.

Enlist UChicago Creative to produce expert videography.

Book the TV studio for broadcast interviews.

Book the sound booth for remote radio interviews.

Align the look and language of your communications with those of the University.

Find best practices for the use of our logo, typeface, color palette, and editorial style within our visual identity.

Build and refine social media sites using our social media guide, and find web writing tips in Web Services’ multimedia content guidelines.

Order print materials created for your audience and customized for your office.

Present a uniform look with University of Chicago business cards and stationery for your department, office, or position.

Purchase maps, calendars, and brochures to welcome your guests and visitors to the University.