Social media is a powerful tool during emergency situations. It's critical that you
know how to react and respond as a page administrator of a university-affiliated social
Carolina Alert is UofSC's one-stop emergency information resource with emergency information, procedures, safety
tips and more.
Should an emergency or crisis situation arise, administrators of official University
of South Carolina social media accounts are asked to share information provided by official university messages only. Here's why.
Sharing information found online or not approved by the university can lead to false
or confusing information reaching our community and then spreading even further online.
Unless you are amplifying official communication regarding the emergency or crisis,
your page should remain silent and direct any specific inquiries to official university
accounts — especially Twitter and Facebook.
Verify, Verify, Verify
During an emergency or crisis, university-affiliated page administrators are asked to share information provided by official university messages. Sharing verified information
helps prevent the spread of false or confusing content.