We created this network because we believe that the ND student membership of NMSA is one of the most important and useful communities in your life. We hope that students at all chapters will use the MyNMSA platform to build community and create synergy on student issues. We want to find out what students care about and respond. We want you to meet the friends and colleagues you will know throughout your career.
- Create community
- Put our members first
- Respect and embrace diversity
- Communicate openly
- Engage and participate
Online privacy is always necessary. MyNMSA is for NMSA members only. No faculty. No sponsors. No outside oversight. NMSA makes it safe to share the kinds of things you’d be okay sharing with other students in person.
- Every member has to enroll and verify their NMSA School Chapter and email address.
- Every student signs in with their real name. Just like in person.
- MyNMSA is protected by password and encrypted by HTTPS.
- We never share your info with advertisers.
Who can view your profile:
Each member sets up a membership profile that is available for all members to view.
- If you post only messages to your groups, or to an individual, only the members you have contacted will see what you have posted. If you post in a forum or blog, your post will be visible to all members.
- Non-members will not have access to MyNMSA, except for contracted staff and tech services needed to support the network.
- Groups may develop their own netiquette for management of communications and work. Groups can be made private for members only if appropriate. Communications should be respectful and reasonably professional in accordance with the NMSA conduct code:
We challenge members to hold themselves, and each other, to the standard of reasonable behavior:
Treat everyone with respect
- Assume good intentions in others and give them the benefit of the doubt.
- Disagree without being disagreeable; focus on issues and do not engage in personal attacks.
- Practice moderation and do not over post in a way that dominates conversations.
- Send private messages or post to a Group when a limited audience is more appropriate.
- Refrain from profanity or posting messages that will be perceived as discriminatory or profiling.
Share helpful information
- Answer fellow members’ questions.
- Discuss community issues (but avoid campaigning, or endorsing products or services).
- Participate in groups and share your ideas.
Honestly represent yourself
- Use your real name, not an alias, pseudonym, or abbreviation.
- Take the time to add a photo and to fill out your profile