We get it. You enjoy posting on social media websites: Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Tumblr, Reddit, etc. But what you post does matter. Investigations can lead from Social Media posts and could end up in a violation of Student Code of Conduct.
Being anonymous does not give you power. Under the right circumstances, posting anonymously can provide an outlet to vent. Under many circumstances, anonymous posts occur because the content of the post is defamatory, illegal, or discriminatory. Use the following guidelines if you question your Snapchat, Tik-Tok, or Reddit post. Remember, anyone can take a screen shot, and it usually does not take a whole lot of effort to determine who posted "anonymously."
- If you wouldn't show your post at your college graduation or to your parents, you probably shouldn't post it.
- If the food you just had was terrible, don't post about it; write a review on Yelp!
- If you think your post might come off as racist or insensitive, chances are it is, and you probably shouldn't post it.
- If what you're about to post is super funny, don't post it anonymously. You should get credit for it!
- If you find a good deal near campus, definitely post about it! We all want to know.
- If you see a suspicious package on your campus, call campus police.
Most of this is common sense, but we just want to reinforce simple principles that you should abide by when using Social Media.
If you think someone is doing something that does not meet the values that Cal Poly students should uphold, help OSRR and the campus community remove the information. You can:
- Take a screenshot.
- Fill out an anonymous report here.
- Call out whoever posted the rude or inappropriate content -- social pressure to conform to high standards works.
If campus works together, we can ensure that all of the social media posts are positive!