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Social Media

Kankakee Community College will utilize social media to support the college in accomplishing its mission and achieving its goals and objectives.

We encourage feedback and comments from prospective students, current students, alumni, staff and the community. We are committed to maintaining these sites as a safe and family-friendly forum for sharing information.

Courseware pages and individual or student group social media pages are not included in this policy.

However, if an employee or student group at the college has a social media presence that could be affiliated with the college, they are encouraged to contact the Marketing & Public Information department. Marketing can provide support, best practices as well as promotion.

Users of KCC’s social networks acknowledge that KCC may or may not pre-screen content, but that KCC and its designees shall have the right in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or remove any content that is available via the KCC Web sites and KCC social networking sites. Improper use may subject a student or staff member to further disciplinary actions under the Code of Conduct found in the college catalog.

Because the technology that drives Web communication changes rapidly, this policy may be adjusted to reflect new issues or for other reasons to supports the college’s priorities.   

Objective

KCC encourages the use of discussions, postings, photos and videos using social media including Facebook to enhance instruction; inform; build online communities; and share thoughts, ideas, and experiences. Constituencies may include, but are not limited to, current and prospective students, alumni, employees, donors and the community.

Responsible Parties

Marketing department staff are administrators for the college’s major social media sites including, but not limited Facebook, You Tube and Twitter.

To contribute information for the sites, forward your request to nschunke@kcc.edu.

Usage Guidelines

Users of KCC’s social media acknowledge that KCC may or may not pre-screen content, but that the marketing department and its designees shall have the right in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse or remove any content on KCC social media sites. Improper use may subject a student or employee to further disciplinary actions under the Code of Conduct of college policies.

Please abide by the following guidelines when using social networking solutions, online tools and services related to KCC (such as Twitter, Facebook  and YouTube).

As a user, you agree not to:

  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, or harassing; or brings unwanted attention toward members;
  • impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a KCC official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • collect or store personal data about other users in connection with prohibited conduct;
  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, or any other form of solicitation;
  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; and
  • use obscene language or imagery, disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges.

Content guidelines

All content must relate directly to college business, programs, and/or services. Content cannot promote individual opinions or causes not directly related to college purposes. Content should be short and written in active voice. The style and tone of content should be direct and audience oriented.

Photos and videos

Photos and videos must relate directly to the college and/or student life and should not be used as a promotional tool for products, or services outside the college.

All photos and videos must adhere to existing college policy as found in the support staff, administrators, and faculty handbooks and under the Code of Conduct which can be found in the college catalog. 

Other

Existing policies governing student and employee behavior apply to the college’s social media sites. The college takes no responsibility for content developed by non-employees.

Because the social media sites are interactive, the marketing department monitors them closely and frequently.

Any questionable conduct should be reported to knugent@kcc.edu in the marketing department.