The Office of Communications has responsibility for campus and external communications, publications, and media relations, including editorial oversight of Colgate’s web page.
1. External Communication The Colgate Scene is the University’s regular link to some 40,000 alumni, parents of undergraduates, and friends. It is also distributed to faculty and seniors and, periodically, to prospective students. Since the periodical’s purpose is to provide an accurate, rounded, and vivid picture of Colgate, faculty contributions of writing, story ideas, photography, and graphics are strongly encouraged. Contributions may include such subjects as faculty or student profiles, book reviews and essays on special courses, programs or events of special interest that are noteworthy at Colgate. Faculty members interested in contributing to the Colgate Scene should contact the managing editor.
2.Publications The Colgate University Catalogue, Faculty Handbook, Student Handbook, and admission viewbook are all produced with the assistance of the Office of Communications. Advice on publications projects should be sought early in the planning stages from the Director of Publications.
3. Printing The Office of Communications, in coordination with the Office of Document Services, has facilities for the design and layout of brochures, booklets, programs, and posters. Routine publications for the on-campus community may be arranged directly with Document Services in the O’Connor Campus Center where typesetting and layout services are available. Publications requiring editorial and design service should be arranged through the Director of Publications.
4.Media Relations Within the Office of Communications, the media relations staff promotes information about faculty grants, research projects, study groups, and other subjects for local and national news media. Faculty members are urged to notify the office of newsworthy happenings or feature story possibilities that may be of interest to the media and other outlets. The office maintains a file of faculty vitae and will send biographical material and photographs as requested when a faculty member is to be a speaker at a meeting. Faculty members are urged to advise the office of potential newsworthy areas of their expertise.
5.Photographic Services The university photographer in the Office of Communications supports photography for publicity and University publications.
6.Colgate Website The Colgate Scene, press releases and other items of general interest are also available through the university’s home page: www.colgate.edu, which is coordinated by the web editor/writer in the Office of Communications.