"Poetry is civically important for a healthy and happy society," said three-time UD alumnus Matt Mehan, BA '00 MA '09 PhD '14. "In other words, a healthy politics requires a healthy poetics."+ Read More
Social media are powerful communications and marketing tools that may have a significant impact on organizational and professional reputations. Because there is not always a clear distinction between personal voice and institutional voice, the University of Dallas has crafted the following policy to help clarify how best to enhance and protect personal and professional reputations when participating in social media.
Social media from the University of Dallas is intended to supplement, not replace, the channels currently in place for press, news, events, announcements and student communication.
Social media are defined as media designed to be disseminated through social interaction, created using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Examples include but are not limited to Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.
Both in professional and institutional roles, employees should follow the same behavioral standards online as they would elsewhere. The same laws, professional expectations and guidelines for interacting with students, parents, alumni, donors, media and other university constituents apply online and offline. Employees and student-representatives of the school are personally liable for anything they post to social media sites.
This section applies to those posting on behalf of an official university unit, though the guidelines may be helpful for anyone posting on social media in any capacity.
If you post on behalf of an official university unit, the following policies must be followed, in addition to all of the policies and best practices listed above:
The university expects conversations to follow the rules of polite discourse and asks that participants treat each other with respect. University employees will not post or approve post comments that include:
Social media sites each have their own terms and conditions and/or policies, all university employees must adhere to these policies if they choose to use social media platforms. Not following these policies/terms may lead to the removal of your social media account and may adversely affect or reflect poorly upon other areas of the university. Please keep up to date on social media platform policies/terms.
To ensure exchanges that are productive, informative, respectful of diverse viewpoints and lawful, we will review all comments and we will not post comments that are, or include:
Off Topic - We will exclude comments not related to the subject of the conversation. If you have an idea for a subject, would like to provide feedback, or would like a university representative to follow-up with you, you may email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org;
Spam - Comments focused on selling a product or service, or comments posted for a purpose of driving traffic to a particular website for personal, political, or monetary gain will be excluded;
Personal Attacks - If you disagree with the content, we would like to hear from you, but ask that you refrain from personal attacks or being disrespectful to others. Malicious intent and/or participation not in the spirit of civil conversation will be excluded;
Illegal - Posts must not violate laws that govern use of copyrights, trade secrets, etc;
Offensive Language - Comments including, but not limited to, profane or provocative language will be excluded. Comments that contain threatening, hateful, offensive, derogatory, obscene or sexually explicit language will not be tolerated;
Private or Confidential Information - Please do not provide any personal information when posting comments;
Posts in HTML Format (or URLs) - Please only use plain text when submitting your comments;
Posts from Individuals, Under the Age of 13 - These will not be accepted;
Posts Containing Photos - These will not be accepted unless specifically requested by an authorized representative of the university for a contest or other business-related purpose. In these instances, pictures will be reviewed and will not be posted if deemed inappropriate.
All comments are reviewed, monitored and approved by the university to our social media sites. At our sole discretion, the university reserves the right to deny the posting of any comment we deem inappropriate.
Kimberly Diwa, BA '22, first heard of the University of Dallas during a Bible study at her church. She decided to visit campus and immediately was struck by UD's friendly character, not to mention its impressive record of preparing pre-med students for medical school.+ Read More
During the course of the 2018-19 academic year, the university will sponsor a series of lectures, art exhibits, panel discussions and other activities centered around All the Light We Cannot See, the first chosen book for this new community reading initiative, culminating in author Anthony Doerr's visit to campus as the 2019 Eugene McDermott lecturer.+ Read More