Have an interesting program, project or person that would benefit from some campus attention? Two steps will get you started:
- Step 1
- Begin planning 6-8 weeks prior to the event. Groups sometimes go to great lengths with the planning of the event, leaving publicity to the end. That almost always impacts coverage and/or attendance. Make the publicity plan a top—and early—priority. Complete and the send end the "Submit News Ideas" form (link on left) to the University Affairs news & information team.
- Step 2
- Meet with University Affairs news & information staff ( Jean Wasp, firstname.lastname@example.org, News & Information Coordinator) to get advice on the best approaches to garner on- and off-campus attention.
- SSU NewsCenter
- This online site pushes out news and information to those who have asked to know what goes on at Sonoma State University.
- SSU WorkPlace
- The online staff and faculty newsletter is published each Tuesday throughout semesters and occasionally through breaks.
- Residential Life Newsletter
- Distributed to the 3,000 residents of the residential life community (students who live on campus). Coordinated by Mo Phillips, email@example.com.
- SSU's Social Media Sites
- Student Media
- STAR: The STAR is a weekly student-produced newspaper. It is one of the main news sources on campus for students, faculty, and staff. Fourteen issues are produced each semester, while classes are in session. You will be advised to send The STAR information at least three weeks in advance of the event.
KSUN: Sonoma State's student-run radio station's programming thrives on featuring an eclectic variety of musical formats. Currently, they have more than 50 DJs, all of whom play a variety of music which can be listened to from the Web. Shows run throughout the day.
SSU-TV: Students are looking for content to fill the 24/7 demands of the student-run channel which broadcasts to the residence halls.
- Campus Advertising
- A group may be advised to create banners and fliers which are very useful in creating awareness and excitement.
Bulletin Boards: There are 105 general boards positioned throughout the campus. The posting crew will post up to 30 per week for on-campus entites; 15 for off-campus.
Seawolf Calendar: The Seawolf Calendar is a university-wide resource for determining what is happening on campus. Send information to firstname.lastname@example.org (write "SEAWOLF CALENDAR" in the subject line).