Social Media Terms of Use

The Fashion Institute of Technology operates a variety of social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. FIT utilizes social media to engage with our community by sharing unique, interesting, and important content, as well as to build connections with and among our diverse community. FIT’s social media pages are produced and maintained by FIT’s Communications and External Relations and by various FIT divisions and departments operating under CER’s supervision, consistent with FIT policy.

Social media allows for open dialog, important conversations, and wide distribution, and FIT encourages its community to create connections through its social media pages. To maintain an environment that is safe and welcoming to all of its community across all ages, FIT reserves the right, but assumes no obligation, to remove, block, hide, and/or report any user or content posted by any user on FIT’s social media accounts that violates any FIT policy, law, regulation, or for any other reason, including content that it deems threatening, profane, harassment or bullying, obscene, a violation of intellectual property, libel, or privacy laws, off-topic, commercial or in promotion of organizations or programs not related to or affiliated with the College (including spam). Students, faculty, staff, and other members of the FIT community remain subject to all College policies on conduct online.

While FIT maintains its social media accounts, users should remember the open context of social media when interacting with or on FIT’s social media. Users are fully responsible for the content they post on any FIT social media account. By submitting content, users understand and acknowledge that the information is available to the public, and other users may use posted materials in ways that are beyond the control of FIT. Users further understand and acknowledge that by posting content, FIT reserves the right to use the content for both internal and external purposes, including promotional and other media uses. Users who do not wish to have information or content copied, published, or used in other ways should not post on FIT’s social media accounts.

Finally, social media adeptly permits wide sharing of information, including information not directly controlled by FIT. Users should be aware that links to third-party content or websites may be posted by FIT on its social media accounts, but these sites are not under the control of FIT. The College is not responsible for the content of external sites, and links to such content should not be construed as the endorsement, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the third party or content.

For information about operating a social media account at FIT, visit the Social Media policy. For information about the terms that apply to FIT’s websites, visit the Website Terms of Use page. For information about acceptable use of FIT’s network and computer resources, visit the Computer and Network Use policy.