Social Media

Social media is an online community of sharing, with many different platforms. The university's primary accounts are used to communicate and engage with the public, including its use for customer service, news, emergencies, stories and (sometimes) even fun. There are many social media accounts throughout the university, some of which are included on Iowa State's social media directory.

Primary accounts

University relations staff manage Iowa State's primary social media accounts (@IowaStateU):

Specialized accounts

News Service and Inside Iowa State staff maintain content-specific accounts:

Guidelines and policies

There are several university policies that apply, but are not specific to, social media use. General, common-sense guidelines (PDF) also are available for individuals and units. For help, counsel or tips on best practices for professional (or balancing personal) social media accounts, contact Erin Rosacker. Rosacker also is available to speak with or present to groups on a variety of social media topics.

Social media directory

Departments and units must have a minimum of two well-established social media accounts to be included on the university's social media directory. Send directory requests or updates to Erin Rosacker.


Erin Rosacker
Communications specialist