Social Media Policy

PennWest California’s social media accounts are intended to convey information about the University and encourage interaction and discussion among current and future PennWest California students, alumni, faculty, staff and University friends.

While the University welcomes the exchange of ideas and opinions, posted material does not represent the views and opinions of PennWest California unless it is issued directly or approved by an authorized University official.

PennWest California’s core values are Integrity, Civility and Responsibility, and we ask that you keep these values in mind when posting on PennWest California social media sites.

The University reserves the right to remove any pages, posts, comments or other content containing material that may be deemed unsuitable or inappropriate. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Abusive, bullying or personal attacks.
  • Material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive or hateful.
  • Material that violates intellectual property rights or privacy laws.
  • Unsolicited advertising or promotions, including election campaign material.
  • Chain letters or 'spam.'

We also reserve the right to end participation by individuals who post such content to PennWest California sites.

By submitting content to any PennWest California social media site, posters acknowledge that this information is available to the public and grant PennWest California the right to share, repost or utilize these words and/or images for marketing or promotional purposes. 

For your safety, never include your phone number, email, address or other personal information in a post. Your comments are visible to all.