Rumor Control

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Use social media responsibly


Word travels fast these days. With the proliferation of smart phones, people can post a picture, Tweet and Facebook about an emergency before all the appropriate emergency responders have even been notified. With that in mind, we want to help you know how to detect Messiah College’s official information in times of crisis.

Depending on the situation, some or all of the College’s official emergency communication channels will be updated and monitored by a member or representative of the College’s Crisis Management Team. We will work as quickly as we can to post accurate, timely information in these locations. Remember, because we are committed to accurate, verified information reporting, we may not post at the same rapid pace as others who are not part of the College’s response team and are relying on secondhand information or speculation.

Everyone in the campus community can help manage rumor control by using discretion about what they communicate via social media and by forwarding/sharing official information they receive from the College with their own social networks.