Posting Policies for Facebook Audiences

Policy Number: #200

Responsible Executive(s):

  • Provost

Responsible Office(s):

  • Academic and Research

Date Revised: 12-01-2020

A. Purpose

The Loretto Heights School of Nursing (LHSON) has developed the following guidelines for public posts on the official LHSON Facebook page. Administrators of this page will be monitoring the site and enforce the following guidelines.

B. The Policy

  1. While we do not discriminate against any views, please be aware that you will be responsible for your postings. Always be respectful, thoughtful and discrete in your postings as they can be perceived as the official position or voice of the University
  2. The University has the sole right to remove any postings deemed inappropriate, offensive, defamatory, hurtful and/or illegal or block users who post the following:
    1. Obscenity, nudity, defamation or hate speech
    2. Comments/posts that threated to harm individuals, groups, or organizations
    3. Commercial advertisements or solicitations of funds
    4. Endorsement or encouragement of illegal activities
    5. Multiple off-topic posts or repetitive posts that are copied and pasted
    6. Personal information including but not limited to e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, mailing addresses, or identification numbers
  3. To summarize: Be respectful. Be smart. Become part of our inclusive community. Add to the discussion and help grow our community in caring and respectful constructive ways.

C. Definitions

  1. Hate Speech: speech that targets people or groups based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or any other protected status.

D. Related Policies, Procedures, Forms and Other Resources (Optional)

F. End Notes

Comments posted by individuals on Facebook do not necessarily reflect the views of Loretto Heights School of Nursing or its faculty and staff and is not responsible for this content.

(ANA’s statement reads: Comments posted by individuals on Facebook do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Nurses Association or its members and ANA is not responsible for this content.)