'My Statement' User-Generated Content Blog Guidelines

Missouri State has launched a new blog that features an important voice: The voice of current students. There's no better way to tell the story of what it's like to be a Bear than through the first-hand experiences of students who are on campus every day.

Here's how you can get involved, with some rules and guidelines for posts.

How to participate

  • Representatives from the office of web and new media will contact students, faculty and staff to request participation.

Tips for crafting content

  • All content should mention your affiliation with Missouri State University in the introduction.

    • Example: “Hi, I’m ________, and I’m a ________ at Missouri State University.”

  • Follow guidelines for storytelling as laid out on Missouri State’s brand website.

  • Audiences can submit content by:

    • Writing

    • Video

    • Audio

    • Photography

  • All content is subject to moderation and approval. This publication process takes up to two weeks.

The rules

  • Video content will be uploaded to the Missouri State University YouTube channel. Therefore, audiences must provide original mp4 files to web and new media staff.

  • Content that contains bodily threats, hate speech, vulgar language and/or infringement of copyright, patents and trademarks is prohibited.

  • Per FTC guidelines, you must disclose if you received compensation for any products or services you highlight in your content.

  • Missouri State reserves the right to edit submissions for reasons including, but not limited to, content, clarity and taste.

  • By submitting content, audiences agree to Missouri State’s terms of service and privacy policies.

  • Audiences must obtain/secure copyright and intellectual property releases for all content they submit to be redistributed by Missouri State.

  • Audiences must sign a likeness release and intellectual property release, as applicable.