Social Media Policy

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Last Updated: August 21, 2019. Providence maintains an official presence on social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and our Providence Mobile App.

Providence social media platforms exist to highlight topics related to the Providence community and its mission to engage the culture and change the world. As a Christian academic community, we do covenant:

  • To practice a vital and vibrant life of individual and corporate worship of the one true God;
  • To pursue moral excellence in every aspect of our life and relationships;
  • To steward our time, talent, treasure, body, and the environment to the glory of God;
  • To exemplify the gospel of grace by upholding the dignity of, showing respect to, and serving all people regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or culture;
  • To maintain a living and verbal witness to the grace of God;
  • To practice love, grace, truth, and generosity, and eschew offensive, manipulative, harmful, and deceptive behavior;
  • To sacrifice our own selves for the good of the community and for the sake of the gospel; and
  • When we sin, to forgive and be reconciled to one another and to seek forgiveness and reconciliation with God through Jesus Christ.

This community covenant guides our approach and policy regarding social media.

We encourage you to share feedback and comments on our social media websites and on our app, however, these are moderated online discussion sites, not public forums. We expect remarks to be on-topic and respectful of the rights and opinions of others.

Providence is not responsible for comments or posts made by visitors on our social media websites. Such content does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Providence University College or Providence Theological Seminary.

Once posted, we reserve the right to delete comments, images, or links that contain:

  • Offensive language;
  • Personal attacks of any kind;
  • Improper comments that target any ethnic, racial, or religious group;
  • Spam or certain links to other sites;
  • Clearly off-topic content;
  • Infringements on copyrights or trademarks;
  • Any content deemed to be in violation of the above covenant.

If you have any questions concerning Providence social media properties, please contact Public Relations.