Monday, December 22, 2008

We're the real deal, baby

Inside Higher Ed had an article today about a marketing ploy by the CollegeProwler guidebook company to create sham "Class of 2013" Facebook groups for various colleges and universities that appeared to be authentic. The apparent goal was to collect information on matriculating college students.

We were concerned to read about this, since RMU has created its own Class of 2013 group for freshman students accepted at the university for the fall 2009 semester. You can access this group by clicking here. Make no mistake: this Facebook group was created by RMU staff for the sole purpose of creating a sense of community among students entering the university next fall, and allowing them to get to know one another before they come to campus. New students are free to join or not join, and of course they are free to create their own RMU-related groups.

If, however, any third parties are using our name to exploit our students, we certainly want to know about it. Leave us a comment on this blog, or email rmunews (at) with any questions or concerns.

And in case we don't get a chance to tell you later, happy holidays!

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