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Social Media

"Social networking accounted for nearly 1 in every 5 minutes spent online globally in October 2011, ranking as the most engaging online activity worldwide. Social networking sites now reach 82 percent of the world's Internet population age 15 and older that accessed the Internet from a home or work computer, representing 1.2 billion users around the globe." – ComScore, 2011

Clearly, social media is a big deal. It has become a major player in how Kansas State University communicates its message and reaches its audience. The College of Health and Human Sciences manages dozens of social media accounts, including those of individual departments and units. The large size of the college's social media presence underscores the importance of properly managing those resources.

K-State's Social Media Services, a component of the Division of Communications and Marketing, provides overall guidance and works with colleges and units across all three campuses to ensure the university is consistently and effectively represented in the social media sphere.


Social Media Services has developed a set of guidelines for those who manage and create content for social media properties which represent the university. It is critically important these guidelines be followed. Remember, when you post something on the behalf of an organization at K-State, it reflects on the university as a whole. Please read these guidelines thoroughly, and refer to them frequently.

Creating and Managing Social Media Properties

If your department or unit is within the College of Health and Human Sciences and would like to create an official social media account, or if you would like to review how these accounts are managed, please read the description of how social media accounts are created and administered.

Do you manage content for one or more official social media properties? Check out the FAQ for Content Managers.

Social Media Properties

The following is a partial list of some of the social media properties within the college:

The College of Health and Human SciencesFacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube
Apparel, Textiles, and Interior DesignFacebookTwitter  
Hospitality ManagementFacebook   
Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and HealthFacebookTwitter  
Family Studies and Human ServicesFacebookTwitter  
Center for Food Safety in Child Nutrition ProgramsFacebookTwitter  
Center on AgingFacebookTwitter  
Communication Sciences and DisordersFacebook   
Historic Costume and Textile MuseumFacebook   
Institute for the Health and Security of Military FamiliesFacebookTwitter  
Institute of Personal Financial PlanningFacebookTwitter  
K-State CrossfitFacebook   
Sensory and Consumer Research CenterFacebook   
Extension: Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and HealthFacebook   
Extension: Kansas SNAP EdFacebook  Vimeo
Extension: Walk Kansas for KidsFacebook   
Research and Inquiry Network at Stone HouseFacebook