This policy establishes the University of Southern Indiana’s position with respect to employee interaction with the news media, including representatives of print, online, television and radio outlets and all student media.
Policy—University Communications is the designated contact point for the news media and the source of official information about the University. It is the responsibility of University Communications to provide clear and consistent communications and to initiate and/or respond to media requests and to manage those interactions.
An employee or department seeking to publicize a program, event or achievement should contact University Communications. Similarly, employees or departments contacted by the media, including external and internal student-published outlets such as The Shield and The Spin, are strongly encouraged to notify and use University Communications as a resource before providing any information, responding to questions or arranging for an in-person or phone interview.
After contact with a
News media are permitted to enter public areas of the University
It is the responsibility of the deans, department chairs and supervisors to communicate and implement procedures to comply with this policy, while also ensuring that academic freedom,* free inquiry and freedom of expression within the academic community are respected and observed.
If you have questions about this policy, contact University Communications by email at USImedia@usi.edu or phone at 812-228-5157 or 812-461-5259.