Statement on Social Media

St. Olaf College

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St. Olaf College recognizes that students have readily available access to social media sources. The College is aware that social media can be a source of social support and involvement when at its best. Social media is also used in this culture to denigrate, defame and shame in the name of support as well as in the name of hate.

St. Olaf students are expected to be thoughtful about what they choose to post and participate in – recognizing that the potential for harm to self and others is significant. Slanderous and libelous commentary are dangerous to the safety and wellbeing of individuals as well as to the community. College parameters for behavior apply.