Social media accounts are often targets for hacking or hijacking, which can have a significant negative impact on UVic’s reputation. 

To guard against this, strong passwords should be used for all social media accounts. 

If an email account is used as a login for the account, that email address should also have a strong password.


For social media accounts where a single login is not used (such as Facebook pages), at least two people should have administrative rights at all times. This is to ensure that someone always has access to the account, even if someone leaves the university or is away sick.

It is against Facebook's Terms of Service to have multiple Facebook profiles for the same person. It is also against Facebook's Terms of Service to use something other than you "real name" on Facebook. If discovered, Facebook may delete one of your accounts. This means you should not create a second "work" Facebook profile to manage your UVic Facebook page. Please contact the social media team at for assistance.