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Community Guidelines

Western-affiliated social media sites and groups are an extension of the Western community. In addition to Western’s Student Code of Conduct, we ask that you respect the following guidelines which have been designed to help provide an inclusive environment for our community members. Please take a minute to read them and keep them in mind whenever you participate. 

We make all attempts to allow open discussions without interference; however we reserve the right to moderate any posts and remove comments that don't adhere to our guidelines and will block repeat violators. Specifically, we will not tolerate these behaviours: 

  • Any post that is abusive, harassing, stalking, trolling, threatening or attacking others 
  • Posts that are defamatory, offensive, obscene, vulgar or depicting violence 
  • Posts hateful in language targeting race/ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality or political beliefs 
  • Fraudulent, deceptive, irrelevant, or misleading posts 
  • Deliberate disruption of discussion 
  • Posts that are “spam” or promotional in nature, including users who “copy and paste” irrelevant comments across multiple posts 
  • Any type of solicitation 

While we are excited to hear from everyone, it is important to note that postings by individuals do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Western, nor does Western confirm their accuracy. It can be challenging to evaluate a post within the framework of academic freedom and freedom of speech. 


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