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Social media community rules

The university uses several different social media sites (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube), to inform and engage students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community about events, operational statuses, news stories and programs at our campuses, while fostering an online community.

We encourage social media users to interact with the university and each other on the corporate social media platforms in a respectful and collaborative manner that reflects the same inviting and inclusive environment that exists at our institution. To maintain an environment that promotes collaboration, idea sharing, interaction and respect, the university reserves the right to screen or remove any content that:

  • Is obscene or sexually explicit.
  • Is posted with the intention of selling a product or service.
  • Promotes hate towards any racial, ethnic, religious group or sexual orientation.
  • Uses foul and inappropriate language.
  • Abuses, threatens, bullies, harasses, insults or in any other way violates the rights of others.
  • Displays content that is violent or graphically disturbing.

The university also reserves the right to block visitors who do not comply with these guidelines.

All posted content should comply with the university’s Student Code of Conduct and the policies of each individual social media site.

We monitor our official social media pages from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. Although we are not responsible for content posted on our pages by community members or page visitors, we will take action in terms of having such content removed during business hours if it does not comply with our guidelines.

If an individual uses the university name, or a property of the university while posting or tweeting inappropriate content and for some reason the content can’t be removed, we will contact the individual responsible for the posting and ask them to delete it.

Direct any questions or concerns to socialmedia@uoit.ca. 

Thank you for contributing to our social media community in a positive way.

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