Social Media Policy and Guidelines

Mount Sinai Health System Social Media Policy and Guidelines

The Social Media Department strongly encourages all Mount Sinai Health System stakeholders to use social media for their marketing efforts and to actively participate online.

Social media are internet-based applications that support and promote the exchange of user-developed content. Posting personal images, experiences, and information on these kinds of public sites poses a set of unique challenges for all members of the Mount Sinai community, including employees, faculty, house staff, fellows, volunteers, and students (collectively “Personnel”). All personnel has the responsibility to the institution regardless of where or when they post something that may reflect poorly on Mount Sinai.


The following Guideline outlines appropriate standards of conduct related to all electronic information (text, image, or auditory) that is created or posted externally on social media sites by Personnel affiliated with Mount Sinai. Examples include, but are not limited to: text messages, media messaging service (MMS), X® (formerly Twitter), Facebook®, LinkedIn®, YouTube®, and all other social networks, personal and organizational websites, blogs, wikis, and similar entities.