Got Social Media?

DUE Communications

Did you know that the @MITstudents Twitter feed reaches roughly 4,800 followers daily, many of whom are current or prospective students? Or that 50% of Tumblr’s userbase is under age 25?

Social media has become an important way we engage and inform students. We work with DSL and ODGE to manage a number of broad, student-focused social media channels, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr. If you're new to social media, take a look at our accounts to get a sense of how we use these different channels.

We would love your help in providing great content for these channels. Here is what we are trying to do:

  • Raise awareness and build connections. Example: Tweet about an upcoming event or newsy item you'd like to share (in 140 characters or less!).
  • Use photos to provide a view into student experiences at MIT beyond typical scenes on campus. Example: Post a photo of an event your department sponsors, a photo you take on campus, or photos taken by a student related to projects, teams, events, etc.
  • Share student stories, particularly around academic endeavors. We can work with a student to either write the story or have the student write it.

Please consider this an open invitation for you to share your ideas for student stories and any photos, news items, announcements, videos, etc. you would like us to post.

If you have content you would like DUE Communications to post, or just have a question about using social media to help you reach students, please contact Anna Babbi Klein, Communications Manager, or Elizabeth Durant, Communications Coordinator, at due_comm@mit.edu.