Marketing and Public Relations

Social Media Policy

Estrella Mountain's social media accounts and pages are managed in order to foster community through the exchange of information and thoughts.

Discussions should remain civil and respect fellow users. Comments are subject to the Terms of Use and Code of Conduct of the host websites and also Estrella Mountain Community College's Student Code of Conduct, which is found in the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook. We reserve the right to remove comments or wall postings based on these guidelines. Commercial messages which sell products or solicit students will be deleted by page administrators.

All information published online by MCCCD is subject to change without notice. MCCCD is not responsible for errors or damages of any kind resulting from access to its Internet resources or use of the information contained therein. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented as factual; however errors may exist. Users are directed to countercheck facts when considering their use in other applications. MCCCD is not responsible for the content or functionality of any technology resource not owned by the institution. The statements, comments, or opinions expressed by users through use of Maricopa's technology resources are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Maricopa County Community College District. 

Student Guidance for Participating in Social Networking

Students are not restricted from using social media. However, they must understand that any content made public via MCCCD social media sites is expected to follow acceptable social behaviors and comply with Arizona revised statutes, federal laws, student handbooks, the student code of conduct regulation and other MCCCD policies and administrative regulations.

While the existing administrative regulation for Technology Resource Standards allows for a measure of incidental computer and technology usage for personal purposes, students must also abide by Arizona constitutional and statutory mandates regarding the use of public resources for personal use. The acceptable use of public technology resources is further defined in Administrative Regulation 4.4, “Technology Resource Standards” and personal usage is subject to the limitations outlined in this regulation.

A student who feels that he/she has been treated unfairly or unjustly by a faculty member (full-time or part-time) with regard to communications conducted via MCCCD social media sites must follow the formal Instructional Grievance Process.

MCCCD Social Media Policy

To review the entire policy, please visit the MCCCD Social Media Policy Web page.