Social Media

The College of Education at Illinois has a presence on several social media platforms, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. These sites are monitored and maintained by the Communications Office.

Education Hashtags
Using hashtags helps ensure your message is seen by others who are searching for information on a specific topic. Hashtags are also used to identify events, people, movements, organizations, and are frequently part of a brand identities and advertising campaigns. View our hashtags.

Tag us in your posts, too! The College is @edillinois, or search Education at Illinois.

Social Media Statement
The social media sites represented on the College of Education at Illinois homepage (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedInInstagram) are monitored and maintained by the Communications Office. We encourage our community to be part of the conversation and add comments, links, photos, and videos on those sites. All postings and comments should be relevant to the College community, are reviewed, and are public.

By posting to any of the College's social media sites, users understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public, and that the College may use this information for internal and external promotional purposes. Please note that other participants may use posted information beyond the control of the College of Education at Illinois. Users who do not wish to have information they have made available via these sites used, published, copied and/or reprinted, should not post on the social media sites.

While creative and inventive postings are most welcome, if you wouldn’t share your comments with your family at a holiday dinner, you shouldn’t post them here. We will remove any postings that are offensive, inappropriate, contain insults, illegal suggestions, attacks, commercial advertising, unsolicited self-promotion, SPAM, or solicitations. Comments posted on those sites do not represent the opinions of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Links to content or other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the organizations, entities, views or content contained therein. The College of Education at Illinois is not responsible for the content of those external websites.

Social Media Accounts & Pages for Departments, Units of the College
The Communications Office has amassed a broad, interactive, diverse, and responsive online following through the College's social media channels. We always challenge units to ask important questions when considering creating new social media accounts. Who is your target audience(s), and are they already following the College broadly? What are you trying to accomplish that cannot be done via campaigns through the College's social media accounts?  

When starting down this path, we have the following recommendations:

  • Prior to launching a social media presence, communicate with the Communications Office for best practices, teamwork, strategy, and more.

  • Consider the day-to-day needs of communicating with a following/audience. Wedon't recommend starting a social media profile unless you have dedicated time to keep it active and dynamic. If you do, create a maintenance plan and assign the appropriate student or staff time to fulfill the plan.

  • Make sure to identify the College of Education and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Name and/or the About section of your social media account or page. It's important to identify your affiliation with your home institution.

  • Provide a web address for your unit in the About section for your account or page.

  • Read and adhere to the Social Media Best Practices provided by the campus' Public Affairs Office.

Questions? Please contact the Communications Office.