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Social Media

The Office of University Communications oversees the university's social media sites to connect to our core audience, comprised of current and prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.

University Communications' social media team steers the strategic direction for social media at Portland State University. In addition to managing PSU's central institutional social media channels, PSU's social media team maintains the official social directory, provides consultation services and training across campus, offers best practices and helps protect the university's online reputation through its day-to-day management of central social media channels.

The university's vibrant and award-winning social media network connects more than 100,000 students, alumni, faculty and staff. Even our own fearless President Wiewel is on Twitter.

Get involved, join the conversation and connect with Vikings across campus and around the world.

Get Social

FacebookLike us on Facebook. More than 40,000 from over a dozen countries already have.

TwitterFollow us on Twitter for the latest news, events, emergency alerts and more.

PSU Chronicles blogGet a glimpse of student life via PSU Chronicles, a blog for, by and about PSU students.

InstagramFrom fall colors to spring tulips to vintage throwbacks, view and share your own PSU photos and videos on Instagram.

YoutubeTune into PSU's YouTube channel for videos of campus housing tours, events, lectures and more.

TumblrSay hello to our Tumblr site where we share original content and other baller things from the interwebs.

FlickrFind thousands of photos of events, campus scenes and maybe even yourself and fellow students in our Flickr gallery.

LinkedInLink up and stay in touch through PSU's professional network on LinkedIn

No matter your network of choice, you can connect with PSU's schools, colleges, student groups, athletics and campus offices listed in this directory and stay in the loop on everything social media at pdx.edu/connect.

Social Media Guidelines

Portland State University supports the use of social media by employees to engage and connect with audiences important to their departments. Guidelines and policies were developed for employees to strategically and effectively leverage social media to help tell PSU's story. The guidelines include a strategy checklist, comment policy, guiding principles, naming conventions and logos, PSU policies and instructions for popular social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Social Media Consultation

Thinking about creating a Facebook page? Don't know how to use Twitter? Call on and consult with University Communications to plan, strategize, execute and measure the right social media presence for your department.

Photo and Video Resources

Download Portland State University's photo/video permission form.

Download the video intro and ending logo screen: (white logo) | (black logo)

See acceptable metatags for use on Flickr and YouTube.

See commonly used campus hashtags.

Social Media Trainings

University Communications offers occasional brown bag sessions on various social media topics to interested PSU employees. If you're interested in attending a session or would like to propose a topic, please contact Christian Aniciete.

Keeping Current

Subscribe to a mailing list for Social Media Managers at PSU and use the list to pose questions, share strategies and receive updates.

Subscribe to the Social Media Managers Facebook Group by requesting to be added to this private online community.

For questions and concerns about social media use for your department, unit, and/or group, please contact Social Media Manager Christian Aniciete.