Facebook, as everyone knows, is a popular social networking site. But one Facebook page in particular, “Southern Oregon University Confessions,” has been gaining traction in the student body of SOU.
The page, which allows SOU students to anonymously post things about their lives, has garnered enormous engagement throughout the student body, with over 770 posts and 880 “likes” at the time this article was published since it was established on Feb. 20, 2013.
The creation of the SOU Confessions Facebook page for was inspired by similar pages that have popped up on other university campuses, such as the one that was established for San Jose State University.
One of the two administrators of the SOU Confessions page, who asked to remain anonymous in order to preserve the engagement they have been receiving, said the page “promotes freedom of speech and a sense of community throughout the campus,” as students are able to anonymously post information on the page without being lambasted for what they share.
The administrator clarified they also filter out offensive comments to ensure they do not promote hate speech.
“It has been an interesting and communal experience with the student body,” the administrator said.
The two administrators get the posts anonymously through surveymonkey.com, and then go over each one together. There is a link to the survey on the Facebook page.