Communications Policies & Procedures
Public awareness and support of SUNY Delhi and its activities are enhanced through the maintenance of good working relationships with the media and public. SUNY Delhi's Office of College Relations & Advancement strives to disseminate information in a cooperative and coordinated manner to those who request assistance. SUNY Delhi's media policy is based on a commitment to supply accurate and timely information for which the media and public have a just and reasonable claim.
The Office of College Relations & Advancement shall be responsible for contact with the news media, including creation and distribution of information relating to general college news or topics requiring an institutional response. Some designees may be authorized by College Relations & Advancement to distribute specific information to the media. News releases related to the college or its respective units shall be edited, approved and distributed by College Relations & Advancement. News conferences shall be coordinated by or through College Relations & Advancement.
The College President, Vice President for External Affairs and the Director of Communications and New Media serve as spokespersons and convey the official college position on issues of general college-wide impact or significance, or of a controversial or sensitive nature. Inquiries from the media regarding such issues should be immediately referred to the Office of College Relations & Advancement. The President, Vice President for External Affairs or Director of Communications and New Media may designate another college representative to serve as a spokesperson when appropriate.
Faculty and staff are free to respond to requests from the media regarding their research, scholarship, teaching or professional expertise. In such cases, faculty and staff are asked to notify the Office of College Relations & Advancement to ensure a coordinated response if other college representatives are contacted on a similar issue. This also assists the Office of College Relations & Advancement in building relationships with various media and highlighting the college's notoriety.
Should a member of the media contact a faculty or staff member and ask to speak about SUNY Delhi or matters related to the college, faculty and staff and/or students, the inquiry should be referred to the Office of College Relations & Advancement. The authorized spokespersons for SUNY Delhi are:
President Michael Laliberte
Vice President for External Affairs