Dissemination of News

University Policy 605.1, Dissemination of News

Executive Summary: 

The Office of Public Relations is the University's agent for communicating with the campus community and with off-campus publics through the mass media. Members of the University community are cautioned against representing themselves as speaking for the institution when approached for information by the media. The Office of Public Relations provides assistance when responding to mass media inquiries.

The University encourages effective communications within the campus community and with the institution's many off-campus publics.
 
The Office of Public Relations is the University's agent for communicating with the campus community via print and electronic media and with off-campus publics through the mass media.
 
Members of the University community are encouraged to seek the assistance of the Office of Public Relations in all communications endeavors, and to alert the Office when either contacted by media reporters or when made aware that media activity may occur.
Procedures and Regulations
  1. Members of the University community may respond to representatives of the mass media when approached for information; however, members of the University community are cautioned against representing themselves as speaking for the institution. Assistance from the Office of Public Relations is available when responding to queries from the mass media.
  2. Approaches by members of the University community to the mass media concerning University affairs should be made through the Office of Public Relations.
  3. The Office of Public Relations publishes a newsletter of broad general interest to campus faculty and staff. This is the only University office authorized to publish such a newsletter. Offices or departments wishing to inform the campus community may submit information for consideration for the newsletter. This does not preclude the dissemination of user information, such as that prepared by Information & Technology Services, by newsletter. Suggestions for improvement of the campus newsletter are welcomed by the Office of Public Relations.
 
Revision History: 

Initially approved July 25, 1977
Revised January 23, 1995
Revised September 18, 2007