Social Media

WVU Health Sciences and its five schools and numerous health centers and institutes use social media to connect with various audiences, including current and prospective students, alumni, members of the media and more. We hope you’ll join us as we share the stories of our community as we strive to create happier, healthier and safer communities through education, research and patient care.

To submit an item for consideration for social media, contact your school, department or program communicator.

WVU Health Sciences

Dr. Clay Marsh, Chancellor and Executive Dean

WVU School of Dentistry

WVU School of Medicine

WVU School of Nursing

WVU School of Pharmacy

WVU School of Public Health

Additional WVU Health Sciences-related Accounts

Live Streaming #

Live streaming allows you to interact with potential viewers in real-time. The platforms also notify your followers when you start a live stream.

Facebook Live allows you to stream content on your page, group, profile or event, including public figure profiles, via the Facebook app on your mobile device or by using a camera and streaming software. Facebook policies must be followed for all live streams.

YouTube Live allows you to stream content to your channel via webcam, a mobile device or encoder streaming. Webcam and mobile are considered great options for beginners. Encoder streaming is ideal for more advanced live streams such as connecting to external audio and video hardware and managing an advanced live stream production (like multiple cameras and microphones). YouTube community guidelinesmust be followed for all live streams.

Creating a Social Media Account #

While social media is free, it takes a lot of time to manage a new account in the right way. If you're thinking of starting a new account and have questions, contact your communicator. We'd like for you to start your account in the right way - with goals, strong content and ideas for how to keep the account fresh and engaging over time.

Guidelines #

Through social media, it is easier than ever to reach out to others and to share information, but with this openness comes a need to know exactly what to share and with whom, as well as a clear understanding of what not to do.

Social media is a powerful tool that carries with it many rewards, but with those rewards come personal and institutional risks. The University has developed guidelines to assist the University community in the safe, legal, and effective use of blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and other social media outlets, and to protect users’ personal and professional reputations and the institutional reputation of the University. 

WVU Health Sciences Social Media Guidelines

WVU Social Media Guidelines

Best Practices #

Looking for some advice to help you with social media? Visit the WVU Social website for best practices and tips for various audiences, platforms and content.