General Social Media Guidelines

Updated January 2024

Social media is a wonderful tool to share information, engage in conversations and learn about the world. However, some dangers come with being so connected. This information exists to provide guidance for all members of the UNH community, including students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni. They are subject to change as social media evolves, but if you ever have any questions, please contact the central UNH social media team at:  

The public may judge the University of New Hampshire by the contents of its official social media statements and by the personal social media posts of individual employees. Accordingly, employees should always be accurate, should exercise appropriate restraint, should show respect for the opinions of others, and should make every effort to indicate that they are not speaking for the institution when they are posting about their personal views.


Be Thoughtful

Think about what you post before you post it. Could it upset or anger people? Could it be misinterpreted? Could it negatively represent the university in some way? Could it be considered disparaging or disclose sensitive or confidential information? Before you post, think through all worst-case scenarios.


Be Respectful

As a public institution, we need to respect differing points of view. Do not bully, intimidate, or harass others, or post content that is hateful, threatening, unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.


Be Accurate

Make sure you have all the facts and pertinent information before you post. It’s better to take the time to verify than to have to delete a post or share a correction or retraction. This also applies to spelling and grammar - use free tools like Word or Grammarly to double-check your copy before posting.