Social Media and Student Codes of Conduct

Topics: Student Affairs, Student Health and Wellness, Student Experience, Academic Support Programs, Career Services, Social Media, Academic Affairs, Academic Planning

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As students spend more time on social media, student affairs professionals have begun seeking guidance on how to document their institutions’ approach to student conduct online. When revising codes of conduct to include references to social media, administrators must understand First Amendment rights, definitions of terms such as cyberbullying, and student perceptions of social media communication. This tool will help professionals decide how and when to revise their codes of conduct.

This tool will teach members how to:

  • Consider language to use in a code of conduct regarding social media
  • Determine the most appropriate time to revise the student code of conduct
  • Inform students and the campus community about how the code of conduct applies to social media behavior