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Social Media and Blogs

Have Questions?

For more information about our social media services, please contact:

Alicia Nestle
Assistant Director-New Media
anestle5@naz.edu or 585-389-2457

Elizabeth Zapata
Director
ezapata5@naz.edu or 585-389-2461

Or submit a ticket through our online form.

Submit a Ticket

If you have a social media need, you can submit a ticket online HERE.

Social Media Comment Policy

The official Nazareth College social media outlets are where students, parents, alumni, and others can learn about and share information about what is happening in our college community. We encourage our fans and followers to post, comment, and interact with others and expect that remarks will be on-topic and respectful to the rights and opinions of all participants.

Nazareth College reserves the right, but is not obliged, to remove comments that are racist, sexist, abusive, profane, bullying, violent, obscene, spam, that advocate illegal activity, contain falsehoods, or are wildly off topic, duplicate or that libel, incite, threaten or make ad hominem attacks on Nazareth students, employees, guests, or other individuals. We also do not permit messages selling products or promoting commercial, political, or other ventures unless we deem them related to the College, its members or its operation. All content and posts are bound by the Terms and Community Guidelines for that service.

Posted comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of the College.

If you have any concerns about the content posted on one of our social media outlets, please email us at web@naz.edu. We welcome your feedback and thank you for your help in creating a safe, vibrant, and respectful online community.

Guidelines on creating blogs and using social media:

Social media also provides additional methods for getting the word out on news and events at Nazareth College. Some examples of social media used by the College include:

When using social media on behalf of Nazareth College (i.e., for professional networking or as a representative of the College), please follow the guidelines below.

Guidelines for Using Social Media

Identify the Audience

Think through the goal for using social media. Identifying the audience and goals before using social media will help users get started, decide which social media to use, and how to use it well.

Who do I contact to get started?

Please contact the marketing and communications department to help you start a blog, Facebook page, or any of the other social media outlets the College uses. The marketing and communications team can help answer questions about best practices for social media and identify ways to promote newly created page(s).

Social Media Best Practices For Employees

The keys to success in social media are being honest about who you are, being thoughtful before you post, and respecting the community.

Think before you post. There's no such thing as a "private" social media site. Search engines can turn up posts years after the publication date. Comments can be forwarded or copied. Archival systems save information even if you delete a post. You are legally liable for what you post on our sites and on the sites of others. Be sure that what you post today will not negatively affect you in the future. Do not post confidential, financial or proprietary information about Nazareth, its students, its alumni, or fellow employees. Use ethical judgment, follow university policies, and federal requirements, such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Be authentic. Be honest about your identity.

Be professional. You represent Nazareth at all times. Review the Nazareth Employee Handbook. The rules for employee conduct apply to you in the social world, too. Sharing internal communications outside Nazareth may result in disciplinary action. A general rule of them: if you are interested in posting or quoting from an email publicly, please check with the sender first.

Be accurate. Make sure that you have accurate facts before you post. It's always better to verify information with a source first than to have to post a correction or retraction later. Cite and link to your sources whenever possible. You are welcome and encouraged to provide a link to naz.edu (or any other official Nazareth sites)

Be respectful. You are more likely to achieve your goals if you are constructive and polite while discussing a negative experience or disagreeing with a concept or person. Do not post material that is harassing, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, hateful, or embarrassing to any person or entity. Do not post words, jokes, or comments based on an individual's gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or religion.

Respect copyright. Do not post any images or other content from another source unless you are sure it is in the public domain or that the owner has granted permission. Check website terms of service to see if the site has rules about when you may reproduce content.

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