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MUSC Student Guidelines
Electronic Communications and Social Networking

MUSC is an advocate for new methods of electronic communication and social networking.  However, we are aware that electronic communication and social networking open the door for possible serious ramifications related to issues such as professionalism and confidentiality.* Consider the following guidelines when participating in electronic communications:

Be transparent about your identity and relationship to MUSC.

Be thoughtful about how you present yourself. Anything you post can have immediate and/or long-term consequences. 

Adhere to professional standards of conduct, including compliance with all applicable MUSC and Medical Center policies.

Personal Privacy & Safety
Be aware of risks to your privacy and safety.

Computer Security
Be aware of computer security risks.  Social networking sites are frequently targeted by cyber criminals.

*Content owners are responsible for posting and using content in accordance with MUSC values, the MUSC codes, HIPAA, and other existing communications, privacy and conflict of interest, and information security policies and procedures.  When in doubt, contact the University Compliance Office (

Please note: Many of these guidelines are also applicable for MUSC Student Organizations who are active on social networking sites.  Please contact your dean’s office prior to establishing a group page or website.
Please refer to the following links for additional information:

Policies and Procedures

Electronic Communications Policy

MUSC Computer Use Policy

MUSC Copyright Policy

University Honor Code

Management of Student Organizations - Starting a New Student Organization

MUSC Disciplinary Policy

MUSC Social Media Guidelines (PDF)




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