Policies

You are personally responsible for the content you post on university-managed social media properties. Make sure you consult and follow university and Texas A&M System policies when posting to university-managed social media sites.

Department of Information Resources – Social Media

This resource guide referencing the use of social media tools for official state business was created by the Texas Department of Information Resources, in coordination with 34 state agencies and institutions of higher education.

Link to Department of Information Resources – Social Media (PDF)

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) at Texas A&M

Learn to protect your own intellectual property rights and respect those of others on social media.

Link to Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) at Texas A&M

IT Accessibility

Texas A&M is committed to making information resources developed, maintained, distributed and procured by our institution accessible to everyone. In social media, this most often means captioning videos.

Link to IT Accessibility

Public Social Media Notification

The Texas A&M System and its members and agencies should all provide a link to this document.

Link to Public Social Media Notification

Rules on Freedom of Expression

Learn university rules regarding the freedom of expression, which apply to social media interactions on university-operated social media accounts.

Link to Rules on Freedom of Expression

Rules for Responsible Computing

Understand Texas A&M’s philosophy on computing use, including freedom of expression, privacy, intellectual property, and more.

Link to Rules for Responsible Computing

Social Media Templates And Brand Guidelines

Make sure that you are using correct university logos, social media profile and cover photo guidelines on your accounts.

Link to Social Media Templates

Texas A&M University System Employee Use & Engagement Guidelines for Social Media

These are the official guidelines for participating and engaging in social media on behalf of or as a representative of The Texas A&M University System and any of its entities. They apply to any Texas A&M System employees or contractors creating or contributing to blogs, wikis, social media networks, virtual worlds, or any other externally facing social media community as part of their work for The Texas A&M System.

Link to Texas A&M University System Employee Use & Engagement Guidelines for Social Media