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Welcome to Higher Ed Social!

The world's largest professional society for social media managers in education

About the society

Founded in 2015 the HigherEdSocial community has become the largest and most recognizable association for social media managers, video production, graphic design and photography, and digital communication professionals working in the education sector. Our over 9000 members come from more than 70 countries around the world and from thousands of different colleges and universities.

Member benefits

By joining HigherEdSocial, you'll receive special member-only benefits including access to training and downloadable templates, a professional mentoring program, discounts on products and services, a job board, member newsletters, reports, and whitepaper research projects, and much more. These privileges start the day you purchase your membership and are always being updated to serve member needs.

Members also have access to private industry chat forums to connect with other colleagues in their functional area and region of the world. This increases inter-campus communication and facilitates knowledge sharing among members.

Check out all of the social communities here.


The core mission of HigherEdSocial is to provide industry best practices and training to our members. Our society regularly hosts informational webinars, round tables, and conferences to encourage knowledge sharing in the community. In addition, we endorse the National Institute of Social Media as the industry standard for social media certification.

Webinars and events will be updated as they are scheduled and training courses typically come out quarterly. If there is a training you are interested in but do not see offered, contact us and we will work to provide it in the future.

Webinars on industry best practices as well as platform demos and community conversations are held bi-monthly and require registration. 

The Higher Ed Social Academy is the hub for our internally developed courses open to all members. New courses and training are added regularly.

Featured articles from our members are published regularly into the HigherEdSocial community and are viewable by all. To publish on our platform please contact us directly.

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Resource Library

Strategizing with Spotify

In this session we will share how Fanshawe College (Canada's Top Music School, Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards) has leveraged Spotify as …

Moving from the Wild West to Collaboration City

Moving from the wild west of social media to collaboration city at your institution - In this session we would share the approach we've taken to bring…

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