Manhattan College encourages college departments to use social media as a means to communicate with current and prospective students. We ask three things of departments that want to utilize social media:
Register your account(s): Please fill out the social media registration application so that we can have a formal record and add your department to the Manhattan College social media directory.
Use a branded profile photo: We will provide you with a branded profile photo to use on your social media accounts. This distinguishes your account as being an official account that is managed by personnel at the College. See an example from Admissions or an example from ITS. Please DO NOT just grab and re-use images from the website. We will work with you to get you high-quality and appropriate images for use on your social media accounts.
Read the policy and handbook: We've created guidelines that outline best practices, what to do and not do, and how best to utilize various social media platforms. Please read the social media policy and handbook before diving into social media.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions you have about utilizing social media for your department.
Headshot Photo Requirements & Professional Standards
Photos on profile pages should conform to the following professional standards:
Shows the face, head and shoulders only
Your eyes should be looking at the camera
You must be the only person in the photo. Photos where another person has been cropped out are not acceptable.
Image needs to be in color, in focus and in good lighting. Blurry or dark images are not acceptable.
Image should be professional looking. Please avoid using "selfies" or images from events that are unrelated to your discipline.
To support employees in having high quality headshot images, the Marketing and Communication Office will have a professional photographer available on campus on a routine annual basis. Faculty will be notified about specific dates. If you are unavailable on the date when the professional photographer is on campus, we can work with you to find an alternate date.
Please note that all employees are welcome to use their own headshot image (one that is not taken by the College photographer) so long as it conforms to the above standards.