Social Media

The Communications Office oversees the University's official social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo and Livestream, as well as wluLex, a student-led social media team that maintains separate presences geared toward current and prospective students on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Spotify and Snapchat under the handle @wluLex.

Our team also provides an overall social media strategy for the University, maintains the social media directory and serves as a resource for social media users on campus. In 2012 we created the Social Media Managers group, which meets regularly to share ideas, inspiration and best practices from across campus and around the web and maintains an ongoing dialogue between meetings.

Social Media Directory

The Communications Office maintains a directory of social media accounts affiliated with W&L. If you have an account to add to the directory, contact the Digital Engagement Manager.

Social Media Managers' Group

W&L's Social Media Managers group meets regularly to discuss ideas, best practices and innovations in social media. Coordinated by the Digital Engagement Manager in the Communications Office, the group is open to all faculty and staff who manage social media accounts on behalf of the University's academic and administrative departments and extracurricular organizations. To join the group, contact Jamie Goodin.

Social Media Comment Practices

W&L's Commitment to Civil Engagement outlines our approach to moderating posts and comments and should be posted on any social media site affiliated with the university.

Social Media Guidelines

W&L's Social Media Guidelines provide best practices under which members of the W&L community should operate when using social media platforms.

wluLex

Students on wluLex, Washington and Lee University's social media team, represent W&L in a public role on W&L's main social networks. Members of @wluLex manage Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Spotify, and Snapchat account handles specifically designed for the W&L community in Lexington. @wluLex also works with the Digital Engagement Manager to help develop social media strategy, contribute content and generate interaction on social media.