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Social media community rules

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) uses several different social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, to inform and engage students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community about events, operational status, news stories and programs at our campuses, while creating a source of community online.

UOIT encourages social media users to interact with each other and the university on its various sites in a respectful and collaborative manner that reflects the same inviting environment that exists at our institution.

In order to maintain an environment that promotes collaboration, sharing of ideas, interaction and respect, the university reserves the right to screen or remove any content that:

  • Is obscene or sexually explicit
  • Is posted with the intention of selling a product or service
  • Promotes hate towards any racial, ethnic, religious group or sexual orientation
  • Uses foul and inappropriate language
  • Abuses, threatens, bullies, harasses, insults or in any other way violates the rights of others
  • Displays content that is violent or graphically disturbing

UOIT also reserves the right to block visitors who do not comply with these guidelines.

All posted content should comply with UOIT’s Student Code of Conduct and the policies of the social media site itself.

UOIT’s social media pages are monitored Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding statutory holidays. UOIT is not responsible for content posted on our pages by a community member or page visitor, but will take action in seeing that it is removed during business hours if it does not comply with our guidelines.

If an individual uses the UOIT name, or a property of UOIT while posting or tweeting inappropriate content and it can’t be removed, that person will be contacted and asked to remove or delete the communication.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Thank you for contributing in a positive way to our social media environment. We appreciate your co-operation and support.

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