Remember when you were looking at colleges and you wanted to know what it was really like to go there? What the classes are like, what there is to do outside of class, what the students like? Here’s your chance to provide that insight to others considering attending the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology.
The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology believes that our students are in the best position to represent the culture and daily life of our college. As a student blogger, sharing your experiences can also help shape a positive experience for other students already here, give you more visibility and, if done well, can illustrate your character and intellect, making you more attractive to prospective employers.
- You are the author of your blog and will be responsible for writing your posts on behalf of The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. You choose the topics and write your post. Always use your real name.
- Students are responsible for behavior consistent with the lawful purposes of the college, both on and off campus, according to the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Student Handbook.
- All student bloggers must comply with the college policies, including the Computer resources and mail policy, as well as all applicable laws, including those prohibiting copyright and trademark infringement.
- Be thoughtful about how you present yourself online-use your own voice and be honest.
- Write in your own voice, but be respectful of others (stay away from profanity, settling scores, provoking others, etc.).
- Use your best judgment – what you publish is widely accessible, so consider the content carefully.
- Protect confidential and proprietary information. Before posting someone else’s material – ask if it’s acceptable to use and attribute that person within the post.
- Respect copyright and fair use laws.
- Think of your blog as having a conversation –let your personality shine through.
- Create excitement – let readers in on all the cool things you’re doing at Pennsylvania Institute of Technology.
- What you write is ultimately your responsibility. Participation in social computing on behalf of Pennsylvania Institute of Technology is not a right but an opportunity, so please treat it seriously and with respect.
- All submissions must be reviewed prior to public posting.
- Each submission must be related to the author, a current student or an alumnus of P.I.T.
- The portal administrator or a member of the P.I.T. Social Media Committee may contact you or the subject of the story for additional information or images to be included with the story.
- While the submission is in the pending status, either the author or the subject has the right to withdraw the submission.