2021 Facebook and Social Media Protocol

    1. Foreword: As fellow RPCVs and as members of the RPCV/W board that moderate this group, we wish for RPCV/W to be a safe space for all. This means the ability to have respectful discourse free of personal attacks. We welcome diversity in our members and their opinions. We will not, however, tolerate racist, discriminatory, homophobic, intolerant, or hateful speech of any kind, whether directed to an individual or more generally.
    2. RPCV/W Mission: To foster a collaborative, inclusive, and anti-racist community of RPCVs, family, friends, and supporters in the Washington D.C. area by providing a space for all RPCVs (including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) to engage, develop, support and connect with one another while they adapt to the different phases of life; and to provide professional and personal development and service opportunities for its members to give back to the D.C. community. 
    3. Disclaimer: Under the Internal Revenue Code, RPCV/W as an 501(c)(3) organization is absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. RPCV/W is not responsible for the posts of its members, but will moderate activity on its official platforms to ensure that content falls within its guidelines. For more information on the restriction of political content on RPCV/W platforms, please visit the IRS website at this link.
  • Guidelines for the Facebook Group 
      1. To keep this page in the spirit of peace and friendship, we reserve the right to delete comments that include any of the following:
        1. (a) Violent, obscene, profane, hateful, or racist language;
        2. (b) Threats or defamatory statements against any person or Organization;
        3. (c) Solicitations, advertisements, or endorsements of any financial, commercial or non-governmental entities;
        4. (d) Comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity;
        5. (e) Excessive off-topic posts by a single user (as defined by the Board);
        6. (f) Repetitive posts copied and pasted by multiple users; 
        7. (g) Ad hominem attacks; and,
        8. (g) Any other content that the RPCV/W Board may deem inappropriate.
      2. If you have any questions or comments about this policy, please email us at [email protected]
  • When using hashtags to promote posts, please use the following method:
      1. #jobs
      2. #housing
      3. #events
      4. #forsale 
      5. #discussion  
    1. With almost 10,000 members and only a handful of admins, we may miss something. If you see a post that goes against our rules, please it or tag one of the following, for review.
      1. @Jenna Tallia Smith, @Kenneth Goughnour
      2. Board Response (Jenna Tallia Smith, Kenneth Goughnour) will review the post and make a decision. The full board will then be notified of the incident and action taken in 24 hours.
  • Posts will be deleted if:
      1. Any of the above rules are violated.
      2. A deleted post will result in a strike. Upon receiving three strikes that user will be banned from the RPCV/W social media group(s).
  • To learn more about the RPCV/W Facebook Group: 
    1. If you're a new member and would like to know more about our group, please contact Kenneth Goughnour ([email protected]).