Social Media Guidelines
Welcome to social media at Skagit Valley College! Social media at SVC provides you with a way to connect, stay plugged in, and network with our college community. These guidelines are designed to address SVC’s official presence on social media platforms while maintaining a positive and engaging communication that is focused on excellence: access, achievement, and community.
Skagit Valley College monitors content posted on its social media sites. When participating in a conversation, please use discretion when commenting and posting content. Comments posted do not necessarily reflect official SVC information or opinions. The College will remove abusive or inappropriate comments and attempts to impersonate, misrepresent, or convey official SVC communication that includes, but is not limited to, use of the trademark SVC logo, the name Skagit Valley College, the abbreviation SVC in that context, SVC Cardinal Mascot, or other College images.
To keep our online community a positive one, we ask that your participation respects our guidelines:
Respect Others — Sexist, racist, defamatory, slanderous, and other discriminatory comments or images will be removed. Users are free to discuss topics and disagree with each other, but we ask that you be respectful of others' opinions. Posts must comply with SVC’s non-discrimination policy:
“Skagit Valley College provides a drug-free environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or age in its programs and employment.”
Keep it Clean - Posts with obscene or sexually explicit language or photos will be removed at the discretion of the SVC Public Information Office.
Keep Your Contact Information Personal — For your safety and security, do not post personal contact information (phone numbers, mailing addresses, personal email addresses, etc.). As a general rule, be mindful of who you friend or engage with when online.
Be Accurate — Know your facts before posting. We reserve the right to correct or remove errors. Unsure if a post is appropriate? As a general rule, if you are not sure if you should post something, DON’T.
Don’t Spam — We encourage you to use this online space as a way to stay connected with SVC. However, commercial or political advertisements, solicitations, and promotions are not allowed and will be removed. Excessive posts will be removed.
Stay on Topic — We encourage open discussion among members of our social networking communities. However, postings that are deemed irrelevant to Skagit Valley College may be removed at PIO’s discretion.
Your Commitment — You are legally responsible for the comments and content that you post. The content on this page is subject to copyright laws.
You also agree that you will not:
- Post material that infringes on the rights of any third party, including intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights.
- Post material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by SVC.
- Post ads or solicitations of business or commercial endeavors.
- Post ads or materials that promote a political party, candidates, or initiative.
- Post chain letters or pyramid schemes.
- Impersonate another person or entity.
- Allow any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments.
- By posting any comments, links, or other material on college-sponsored sites, you give SVC the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise use your submission for any purpose in any form and on any media.
Our Responsibilities — Posts by page administrators will appear next to the official Skagit Valley College logo. Any other comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions and positions of SVC.
Skagit Valley College reserves the right to modify these guidelines at any time. If modified, they will appear in these guidelines. Modifications are effective as of the posting of the change.
The inclusion of any non-college link, whether by a SVC employee or anyone posting on the site, does not imply an endorsement by SVC. SVC is not responsible for the content of any non-college sponsored website/social media site.
The Public Information Office is the primary administrator for the College’s official page on any SVC social media site. Those who wish to contribute information or suggestions should contact:
For additional information, please contact:
Arden Ainley, SVC Chief Public Information Officer