Sacred Heart And Its Social Media


Students follow many Sacred Heart based social media outlets to keep up with all of the latest and greatest that each department has to offer. Photo by Alessandra Setaro/Spectrum

Students follow many Sacred Heart based social media outlets to keep up with all of the latest and greatest that each department has to offer. Photo by Alessandra Setaro/Spectrum

By Anthony Mattariello

Asst. Perspectives Editor 

Although Sacred Heart University may not have the largest student population when compared to other schools in the area, the university continues to grow not only in the size of its students, but on its social media platforms as well.

This university is well aware of their student’s technological capabilities. Social media is just one of the ways that faculty, coaches and students can keep in touch with one another on and off campus.

Organizations like theatre, greek life and division I sports are making their own Twitter and Facebook pages in hopes to connect with students. Students can also follow President John Petillo’s Instagram and our mascot’s Twitter account, more commonly known as Big Red.

“I think that Sacred Heart has a variety of social media pages that appeal to the needs of a diverse population of students. I follow Sacred Heart on two social media accounts, Facebook and Snapchat,” said senior Shauna Santos-Dempsey.

Since Sacred Heart has such a vast amount of clubs, organizations and events, it’s hard for some students to keep up with all that is going on. The student body then turns to social media in order to get a grasp on what’s happening with the organizations.

“Social media is a great way to get information when you’re on the run. I can get play by play updates of Sacred Heart games from their twitter page,” said sophomore John Scala.

Besides sports, people use Sacred Heart’s social media to make connections with people that build toward new opportunities.

“The social media networks at this school offer endless possibilities that can open many door for students to take advantage of. Sometimes social media resources can even help students like me reach out to different organizations to find jobs in the area or around campus when we are in need of them,” said junior Kelly Shannon.

Even though some of Sacred Heart’s social media pages may be a constant trend for some individuals, others don’t feel the need to fiddle around on a phone with their demanding schedules.

“I personally do not use social media a lot. I use it to see what my friends are up to, sports updates and the latest trends. I have not thought of using social media as a way of being informed about school events,” said sophomore Emily Wonsiewicz.

On the other hand, some students use social media, but just don’t feel the need to follow all of Sacred Heart’s accounts.

“I’m heavily involved in social media outlets such as Instagram and Snapchat. However, I just don’t see a need for following any of Sacred Heart’s accounts. I get enough information about the clubs on campus from the school’s emails,” said senior Maurice Fabiani.

Students have the option to follow many different accounts on social media. However, with 5,169 followers on Twitter and 21,870 followers on Facebook, it seems students are jumping at the opportunity to follow Sacred Heart’s social media.

Staff reporter Atene Diluca contributed to this article.Assr

Although Sacred Heart University may not have the largest student population when compared to other schools in the area, the university continues to grow not only in the size of its students, but on its social media platforms as well.

This university is well aware of their student’s technological capabilities. Social media is just one of the ways that faculty, coaches and students can keep in touch with one another on and off campus.

Organizations like theatre, greek life and division I sports are making their own Twitter and Facebook pages in hopes to connect with students. Students can also follow President John Petillo’s Instagram and our mascot’s Twitter account, more commonly known as Big Red.

“I think that Sacred Heart has a variety of social media pages that appeal to the needs of a diverse population of students. I follow Sacred Heart on two social media accounts, Facebook and Snapchat,” said senior Shauna Santos-Dempsey.

Since Sacred Heart has such a vast amount of clubs, organizations and events, it’s hard for some students to keep up with all that is going on. The student body then turns to social media in order to get a grasp on what’s happening with the organizations.

“Social media is a great way to get information when you’re on the run. I can get play by play updates of Sacred Heart games from their twitter page,” said sophomore John Scala.

Besides sports, people use Sacred Heart’s social media to make connections with people that build toward new opportunities.

“The social media networks at this school offer endless possibilities that can open many door for students to take advantage of. Sometimes social media resources can even help students like me reach out to different organizations to find jobs in the area or around campus when we are in need of them,” said junior Kelly Shannon.

Even though some of Sacred Heart’s social media pages may be a constant trend for some individuals, others don’t feel the need to fiddle around on a phone with their demanding schedules.

“I personally do not use social media a lot. I use it to see what my friends are up to, sports updates and the latest trends. I have not thought of using social media as a way of being informed about school events,” said sophomore Emily Wonsiewicz.

On the other hand, some students use social media, but just don’t feel the need to follow all of Sacred Heart’s accounts.

“I’m heavily involved in social media outlets such as Instagram and Snapchat. However, I just don’t see a need for following any of Sacred Heart’s accounts. I get enough information about the clubs on campus from the school’s emails,” said senior Maurice Fabiani.

Students have the option to follow many different accounts on social media. However, with 5,169 followers on Twitter and 21,870 followers on Facebook, it seems students are jumping at the opportunity to follow Sacred Heart’s social media.

Staff reporter Atene Diluca contributed to this article.

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