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Legal Resources

There are several laws, policies and guidelines in place that govern the use of social media.

UTSA employees who manage social media channels, including student workers, should review, become familiar with and follow these items while communicating online.

UTSA HOP 4.22 University Communications and Marketing

The UTSA Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP) policy provides information about the role of the Office of University Communications and Marketing.

UTSA HOP 8.12 Information Resources Use and Security Policy

This HOP policy provides general information about the UTSA information security principles.

UTSA HOP 8.13 The Organization and Appropriate Use of the Internet at UTSA

This HOP policy provides information about developing organizational, faculty and student Web presences.

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is the federal law that protects the privacy of students’ education records.

UTSA Brand Identity Guide

This Brand Identity Guide outlines the standards for promoting UTSA, its colleges and programs to all audiences on and off campus. These guidelines apply to printed pieces as well as university Web pages and presentations.


Christi Fish
Senior Executive Director, University Communications