Public Relations | Community Outreach

The Office of Public Relations coordinates all media releases, media interviews, advertising placement, etc. for the entire University except for Athletics which is jointly coordinated by the Office of Public Relations and the Sports Information Department. Members of the campus community often have great ideas for possible media stories – from student accomplishments to art shows, theatre auditions to innovative teaching technologies, from freshman year to senior graduation, community outreach to campus events – there are so many positive stories to share about North Greenville University!

If you have an event or program to promote, please contact the Office of Public Relations at least two weeks prior to the actual event to ensure appropriate media coverage.

Once media releases have been written and approved, they are distributed to various media outlets across the region, depending on the scope of the story. Media releases are posted on the University’s home page and are often used in other University publications. Additionally, depending on the type of news, the releases can be forwarded to appropriate community leaders in the Upstate.

While the Office of Public Relations makes every attempt to secure media coverage for your event or program, we have no control over what the media will actually cover. Various factors such as breaking news events, other developing stories or different reporter assignments often factor in to what the newspapers and television stations decide to cover. We often don’t know until the last minutes if a reporter and/or camera crew will arrive to cover an event or program.

When members of the news media are working on a story, the director of Public Relations, as the official contact for the University, is their primary contact. Media will be quickly referred to the appropriate faculty, staff or student as appropriate for quotes, story background and follow-up.

Note: The Office of Public Relations is the only department on campus that is to issue media releases and/or contact media outlets for coverage.

In addition, the Office of Public Relations is responsible for the publication of any printed materials distributed off-campus. Close coordination with each department is made in the creating, design, and printing of a publication. A NGU image management manual is in the process of being formulated and will be posted to the NGU website soon.