Social Media 101

Policies, Guidelines, and Accessibility

Watch a video with Stephanie Ramírez, Associate Director of Social and New Media, and Ben Clark-Eden ’25, Social Media Intern, to learn the essentials of managing a social media account at Amherst.

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Social Media Request Form

We can help with all aspects of your social media presence, including helping you create a social media account or managing an existing social media platform. Fill out our request form for help.

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Social Media Policy & Appropriate Use Guidelines

This policy is intended to help Amherst College staff, faculty and students who want to create and manage social media presences as College representatives on behalf of their academic or administrative departments.

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Social Media Guidelines

Following best practices and guidelines will help you better engage with your community, increase the value of your channel, and best represent Amherst College.

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Register your account for the directory of official College accounts, or see the College's commonly used hashtags in the Hashtag directory.

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Visitor & Community Guidelines

Amherst College welcomes comments and messages across its social media channels in our effort to provide an open forum for community and conversation.