Media Relations Policy

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Communications policies outline the rules and regulations that govern the representation of the University to all internal and external audiences. These policies extend to all forms of communications and apply across all channels and communication vehicles in which the University is being represented as an institution. The purpose of these policies is to ensure that all communication that takes place on behalf of the University is done in a manner that is consistent with the University’s quality standards, branding and visual identity manual, editorial style guide and strategic positioning.

The Office of Communications is responsible for ensuring compliance with the policies outlined below.

 Branding and Editorial Guidelines

University Policy on Internal Printing 

Media Relations Policy

Social Media Policy 

Advertising Policy 


Media Relations Policy

The Office of Communications is responsible for speaking on behalf of the University and its schools, departments and centers to the media. While all faculty and staff members are free to speak with the media in their individual capacity, only authorized members of the communications office may convey official positions of the University. Requests from journalists regarding the University’s official position should be directed to the communications office. Faculty and staff members who wish to speak to the media, should ensure that there is no breach of confidentiality that relates to official records, personnel information or other information that could compromise the safety and security of the University or its members.