Social Media Guidelines

These are the official guidelines for social media at The College of St. Scholastica. If you're creating or contributing to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, blogs, or any other kind of social media these guidelines are for you. We expect all who participate in social media on behalf of The College of St. Scholastica to read through and follow the guidelines. If you do not follow the guidelines you will be asked to stop your participation and your content will be eliminated.

If you participate in social media, please follow these guidelines:

  • Our policy is to achieve brand consistency, which includes logo selection and naming conventions. Please work with the marketing department to find a solution that works best for you and the College.
  • Be yourself and state your connection to The College of St. Scholastica - Use your real name and identify how you are connected to The College of St. Scholastica.
  • Never represent yourself or The College of St. Scholastica in a false or misleading way.
  • Stick to your area of expertise and provide exclusive, individual perspectives on what's going on at The College of St. Scholastica.
  • Post meaningful, respectful comments- no offensive or discriminatory content can be posted.
  • Ask permission to publish content that is meant to be private/internal to The College of St. Scholastica.
  • Do not comment or post content related to topics considered as a crisis situation.
  • Always re-read your posts and think about the content before posting it.
  • Respond to comments as soon as possible when a response is appropriate.
  • When disagreeing with others posts make sure to be appropriate and civil.
  • Respect others confidentiality.
  • If you make a mistake admit it quickly with the correction.
  • Follow The College of St. Scholastica's guiding documents.

Guiding Documents

Mission Statement
Shaped by the Catholic Benedictine heritage, The College of St. Scholastica provides intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work.

Vision Statement
The College of St. Scholastica aspires to be a diverse and inclusive academic community of excellence, grounded in the rich Catholic Benedictine heritage, sending forth thoughtful leaders sharpened and sensitized by the liberal arts, who are prepared and committed to serve and transform the world.

Purposes of The College of St. Scholastica
Foster an environment in which students, staff, and faculty will be inspired with the Benedictine values expressed in community, hospitality, respect, stewardship, and love of learning.

Stimulate a zest for life-long learning by supporting the General Education goals of critical thinking, intellectual integrity, aesthetic appreciation, and intellectual curiosity.

Prepare students, through undergraduate and graduate programs, for responsible leadership in professional positions and/or advanced studies.

Provide programs for traditional and non-traditional students to meet community needs.

Lead public interfaith discussions of ethics and peace and justice issues in the tradition of our Catholic, Benedictine intellectual heritage.

Ensure continued access to a faith-based institution of higher learning through proper stewardship of human and fiscal resources.

Benedictine Values
Sharing responsibility to create and support community. Creating a climate which promotes a sense of community while valuing the uniqueness of the individual. Manifesting an ability to adapt to circumstances without compromising our values.

Creating a welcoming atmosphere personally and institutionally. Listening and responding sensitively to all. Extending warmth and acceptance to all. Welcoming new ideas and being open to change.

Cherishing and promoting the worth of all human life. Treating persons with dignity and reverence without regard to age, gender, race, minority, sexual preference or economic status. Honoring and supporting the spirituality of each person. Valuing the dignity of all work. Promoting participation of all persons in the decisions affecting their lives.

Utilizing human resources responsibly. Providing wise and respectful use of all material and monetary resources. Promoting prudent use of resources and energy. Finding time for work, play and prayer in daily life, which will promote physical, mental and spiritual growth.

Love of learning
Preserving the intellectual and material heritage entrusted to us by past generations. Transmitting the treasures of human culture to new generations. Creating scholarly, artistic and scientific works which enrich and enlarge human life. Integrating thought and action as complementary aspects of a full human life.

Diversity Statement
The College of St. Scholastica is committed to fostering a learning environment that is culturally diverse and pluralistic. Informed by our Benedictine heritage and its values of community, hospitality, respect, stewardship and love of learning, we are compelled to be open to diverse points of view and not avoid dissent, while constantly being mindful of what it is to be an engaged community working for social justice. To do so recognizes human dignity, difference and equality that includes, but is not limited to: race, age, class, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities/qualities, and ethnicity.

In our striving to be an inclusive community, we must engage in intellectual discourse and exchange if we hope to develop an understanding of our commonalities and differences, even if this discourse and exchange result in conflict and change. The challenge that lies before us as a community is to embody in our institutional life what it means to be truly committed to cultural diversity and pluralism.

Social media account proposal

Interested in setting up a Facebook, Twitter or other social account? Before you get started, please contact your marketing planner. They can guide you through the process and provide insight and resources you may not have in your department. Not sure who your marketing planner is? Send an email to