Chapter 31: Social Media
31.1 Social Media
Social media is a common mean of communication and self-expression among University students, faculty and staff. In support of its mission the University provides access to information / computing resources for students, faculty and staff as reflected within the University’s institutional priorities.
The University’s Information Resources Usage Policy is established in Section X of this Handbook.
31.2 Internet Access and Use
The University recognizes the value and potential of information published on the internet and encourages all faculty, staff and students to develop innovative uses of web technologies in pursuit of the University’s mission provided they abide with applicable law, rules, regulations, to include University’s and UT Systems policies, procedures guidelines, and standards.
31.3 University policies and guidelines
The Rules and Regulations governing information/computing policies for the University are intended to supplement existing laws and policies. It is imperative that all users of the University’s information/computing and information resources realize how much these resources require responsible behavior from all users.
31.3.1 In accordance with the University’s Information Resources Usage Policy, the University’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is charged with the implementation and enforcement of the Information Resources Usage Policy, rules, regulations, guidelines, and standards and shall, among other duties, establish and disseminate procedures and practices to facilitate compliance with applicable rules, policies, and laws;
31.3.2 University’s Information Security Policies, guidelines, and standards may be found at the University’s Information Security Office’ policies website.
31.3.3 University’s Information Security Office is responsible for publishing, implementation and enforcement of the University’s Social Media Standards.
31.4 Disciplinary Actions
Violation of the University’s Information Resources policies, rules, regulations, guidelines, and standards including yet not limited to those referring to social media use, may result in disciplinary action up to and/or including, loss of UTEP Information Resources access privileges, dismissal, suspension or expulsion, and termination.