Facebook policy

August 24, 2009 at 9:28am

McLennan Community College has created the MCC Facebook fan page to connect with all current and new community members while encouraging an active conversation about news, events, and topics of interest to the MCC community. In doing so, McLennan Community College respects First Amendment rights and embraces free speech values. Our goal is to promote free speech on MCC related Facebook fan page(s), as well as to promote community values and ideals.

For these reasons, the contents of the MCC Wall, Discussion Board, Fan Photos, and other areas available for posts are a combination of content submitted by individual administrators of the MCC fan page and individual Facebook members (MCC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members). Content submitted by individuals does not in any way reflect the opinions or policies of the College.

Please be aware that all content and posts are bound by the Facebook Terms of Use, Code of Conduct and the MCC Computer and Network Use Policy. In addition, MCC reserves the right to block or remove the content of any post that violates campus policies, including but not limited to harassing, threatening, or profane language aimed at creating a hostile or intimidating environment. Content may be removed at any time without prior notice for any reason deemed to be in the College’s best interest.

MCC also observes the following guidelines:

Comments/Wall postings: Any comment or post deemed inappropriate by MCC fan page administrators due to harassing or threatening language, slander or profanity will be removed from the wall without prior notice. MCC reserves the right to block posts from fans who violate this policy.

Discussion topics: If a topic or post generates more than 100 responses, MCC reserves the right to select a few representative posts to remain on the Wall or Discussion Board and place the rest in a discussion group.

Reporting violations: Abusive content should be reported according to Facebook procedures:
“Facebook encourages all users to utilize the “Report” links when they find abusive content. In most cases, you will find a “Report” link below the piece of content. Selecting this link takes you to a form where you can specify the type of abuse and make a detailed report. Facebook investigates these reports and makes a determination as to whether or not the content should stay up. All abuse reports on Facebook are confidential.“

Consult the MCC Student Handbook (PDF) to report violations of the Student Code of Conduct.

MCC fan page administrator content: If you have a concern about content posted by the administrators of MCC’s fan page please contact helpdesk@mclennan.edu.