UAB is a city within a city. We value every member of the UAB community and the role they play on campus, across Alabama and throughout the world. Respect and appreciation for diversity are integral to UAB's mission. UAB works actively to create a safe and welcoming physical and virtual environment, and we expect every member of this community to do the same.
UAB welcomes individuals and academic/organizational units to identify their role at UAB publicly on social media. Be aware that by doing so, you are representing UAB and therefore subject to UAB's conduct policies. Students are subject to the Academic Honor Code and Non-Academic Student Conduct Policy. Faculty, staff, employees and other members of the UAB community are subject to the Code of Conduct.
Academic/organizational units are free to create and maintain a presence on social media that is professional, technically secure and does not violate university web policies or laws that govern the dissemination of public information. These include UAB’s Digital Mass Communications and Content policy, UAB IT's Acceptable Use Policy, as well as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). These policies are part of the implicit and explicit agreement you make with UAB for the use of its resources, including its logo and branding.
UAB Medicine employees should contact Health System Marketing Communications for the specific web standards and social media guidelines established for UAB Medicine entities.
The University Relations Social Media Manager is here to help you understand policies and practices that apply and guide you in using these tools to best serve your unit, audience and the interests of UAB.