The following are guidelines for administrators who represent Boston College through social media. They were developed by the Office of University Communications, which oversees the University's official social media presence and chairs BC's Social Media Council.

These guidelines provide tips for creating successful social media channels and for representing Boston College in an appropriate, authentic, transparent, and secure way. They also include cautions about potential pitfalls.

This page is an ongoing project; guidelines will be revised or updated as new social media platforms emerge, best practices evolve, or new concerns arise.

If you are a BC social media manager and you have a suggestion or question, please email