Public Statements and News Releases Policy

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Category Name: Administration and Operations
Responsible Unit: College Communications
Responsible Cabinet Member: Vice President for University Relations
Adoption Date: Unavailable 
Last Revision Date: 2020-08-03
Last Review Date: 2020-08-03

Policy Statement

Public statements or news releases regarding SUNY Brockport should be issued through the Office of College Communications.




There are no definitions for this policy at this time.

Policy Procedures

Any public statement about or emanating from the College carries with it the possibility of benefit or damage to colleagues and to the institution. Therefore, all public statements or news releases having to do with the College should be issued through the Office of College Communications. However, in the event that circumstances prevent such a procedure, the Office of College Communications should be informed as soon as possible of the nature of the statement.

An individual faculty member or other employee of the College may publicly address any faculty or student matter, but the individual likewise has an obligation to make clear that the statement is personal and unofficial. The employee must also be willing to be mentioned by name in this connection.

Links to Related Procedures and Information

There are no links for this policy at this time.

Contact Information

Vice President for University Relations

History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date August 3, 2023 Three-year review
Revision Date August 3, 2020 Updated dept names and added contact information and Cabinet approval
Adoption Date Unavailable Policy Adopted
Draft Review Date Not applicable Draft Policy under 30-day Campus Review


This policy is approved by:

President's Cabinet

August 3, 2020

Last Updated 4/19/22