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Office of Communications
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
We encourage students, faculty, staff, and alumni to take advantage of social media platforms to stay connected. The information and guidelines on these pages help to establish procedures for using and maintaining various social channels to engage with the Knox community and external audiences. As online interactions are becoming as prevalent as face-to-face interactions, it is equally important to ensure they are marked by the same level of respect and professionalism as expected in the Knox community.
Let us know if you are thinking about starting a social media account or if you want social media support. We can help you strategize and get your message to the audience you are targeting. When coming in to meet us, be sure that you have these questions in mind:
One of the first things you should do is follow the official Knox College account for the social media platforms you use. We have official accounts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. We do our best to follow all Knox-related social media accounts so that we can see posts and share them with our wider audience.
An even better way to ensure we see your post is to tag us! If we are tagged, we get a notification letting us know that someone has used our username in a post. From there, we can easily share messages that we think our audience will be interested in.
Another way to get noticed is through proper hashtag use. Tagging your posts with the right hashtag can also help ensure that we see your message and share it through our channels. Here are some of our most commonly used hashtags:
View Knox's official Facebook page. Facebook allows the posting of photos, videos, links, and text by administrators of a page/group and its fans or members. Depending on page/group permissions, it may be more private and personal than Twitter.
Follow us on Twitter @KnoxCollege1837. Twitter permits members to make updates under 140 characters, "retweet" others' posts, use hashtags, and share photos/links to other web pages.
Follow us on Instagram @KnoxCollege1837. Instagram provides an impromptu look at life on at Knox College through images and videos submitted both Communications staff and other members of the Knox community.
Follow us on Snapchat at knoxcollege1837. Snapchat is a personal, immediate form of social media that allows you to see the stories of our faculty, staff, and students.
Visit the Knox Flickr site to view photos of events, student research, athletics, study abroad programs, sustainability initiatives, and more. Flickr's purpose is to share photos, which can be organized into collections and sets.
Check out Knox's YouTube channel, which includes playlists featuring Commencement, campus traditions, academic opportunities, campus life, and more. YouTube is for posting videos, which can be commented upon, liked, and even replied to with video responses.