Personal site guidelines


Feel free to identify yourself as a Grand Valley faculty or staff member, but be clear that your views shared on your personal site are yours and are not necessarily shared by the university.



You are legally liable for what you post, no matter if it is your own site or that of others. Possible liabilities include:

  • Copyright infringement
  • Breach of confidentiality
  • Defamation
  • Libel
  • Obscenity



Do not use any Grand Valley logos or registered trademarks on your personal sites for any reason and especially not to promote any products, causes, or political parties or candidates.



Be careful not to reveal information that could put you at risk for identity theft. It is important that you protect your privacy online. Whether you are using a branded social media account or a personal one, proper action should be taken to prevent breaches. This means using secure passwords, logging out of accounts while on public computers, and using common sense when creating new profiles. Learn more about cyber safety at

Page last modified July 28, 2020