The University of New Mexico Dean of Students Office recognizes that social networking sites are now a part our university culture. These websites offer students many opportunities to keep connected with their family, friends and other social groups not only at UNM, but across the world. When students connect with others on-line, they typically post information, including pictures and other content to share with all of those who are able to access their website. Occasionally, students will post information that is deemed offensive and/or something that may be seen as being illegal or a violation of UNM Policy. Although the Dean of Students Office does not actively peruse any social networking sites to look for either illegal activity or for violations of UNM Policy, we will investigate information that has been brought forward to this office that may indicate there might be some type of violation of law and/or UNM Policy.
Almost all members of the UNM Campus have some type of on-line communication presence, which includes e-mail, home-pages, blogs, instant-messaging and other social networking sites. When utilizing these on-line resources, individuals should understand the following as potential risks of internet based communications: