Getting Started Checklist

Before you start a new social media effort—or before you go any further with what you’ve already started—follow this checklist to ensure you are meeting the expectations of ASCE and our members.

Follow ASCE social media, and watch without posting

When you’re getting started, it’s important to spend some time getting familiar with the community. The best way to do that is to follow along in the background. Looking at what works for other sections, branches, younger member groups and student chapters will help you evaluate which platform(s) to use to reach your goals.

Connect with ASCE on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, and ASCE Roundup.

Review the Social Media Administrator Expectations

It explains what is expected of administrators of ASCE branded social media groups.  Be sure to pay attention to the minimum posting requirements for all ASCE social media.

Review the ASCE Rules for Social Media Creation, Moderating, Posting, & Commenting

These define the rules of engagement governing anyone who participates on an ASCE social media site. You are expected to post and enforce these rules on any ASCE social media site you manage.

Submit a Social Media Request Form

The social media team is an invaluable resource to tap from the very first inkling that you might like to use social media to engage other members and civil engineers. Fill out a social media request form so that we can review your request and help you get started.

Update your privacy settings as you feel appropriate before posting

Social media naturally tests the boundaries between your personal life and your professional life. If you are posting content related to ASCE, there is a reasonable expectation that ASCE members and staff will see your post and the corresponding profile data. Luckily, you can be very deliberate about what professional contacts will see, and what they won’t. Each platform has its own privacy controls. To control your Facebook privacy settings please visit


Questions? Feel free to reach out to ASCE’s social media team to get some answers: