Student App Community Guidelines

The Anderson University student app allows clubs, students, and staff to communicate quickly and efficiently. By connecting everyone in the university, the student app is essential to building community and is a trusted source for news on campus.

Trust and respect are at the heart of any meaningful community, and your well-being is our highest priority. We believe that safety is a shared responsibility and everyone plays an important role in keeping the Anderson University community safe.

We strongly encourage all users to report any inappropriate contact, content, or use of Anderson University’s services.

As part of the Anderson University community, keep the following in mind:

  • Keep communication constructive.

Communication should be appropriate for all recipients and constructive in nature, so we encourage you to carefully consider all message content before sending.

  • Utilize the different community groups

While there is a general 2022-23 student feed, students can also utilize other groups such as Buy & Sell if their message fits a more niche market. Check which community group you’re posting in before sending.

To help keep our community safe, avoid the following:

Profanity.

Do not use words and phrases that you wouldn’t say over the school loudspeaker. Keep it clean. 

Nudity or sexually suggestive content of any kind.

There’s no place for sexually suggestive or explicit content on the student app, including nudity of any kind.

Harassment, bullying, and gossip.

Messages meant to harass, bully, or speak maliciously about other people are unacceptable. You can block or report anyone who sends messages of this nature. This  includes any coordinated attempts by a group of people to unfairly report fellow students’ posts that do not warrant it.

Pretending to be someone else.

Use your real name and select the accurate role. Misrepresenting yourself or impersonating other people is not allowed on the AU student app.

Spamming participants.

Consider the frequency and content of your messages. If we detect behavior that resembles spamming, your account may be deleted.

Threatening harm to yourself or others.

Any messages meant to threaten harm to yourself or others goes against our priority to keep our community safe. If you are considering harming yourself, please seek out the appropriate resources by contacting Counseling Services at (765) 641-4203 during business hours or the Resident Director on Call at (765) 641-3003 outside of business hours. Additionally, please report any violent threats to AUPD at (765) 641-3333.

Messages on the student app may be occasionally monitored for these guidelines, and accounts with inappropriate content may be deactivated, closed, or reported to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. If you have any questions, email Dean Scott Cagnet at smcagnet@anderson.edu.

Thanks for working with us to keep the AU community safe and supportive!

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.