GUIDELINES FOR MEDIA ACCESS TO MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE
For information about media access at Medgar Evers College contact the
Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications

Jonathan Sandville
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
and Communications
jsandville@mec.cuny.edu
718-270-6979

Kevin Adams
Director of Communications
kadams@mec.cuny.edu
718-270-6244

Felicia R. Lee
Director of News & Information
flee@mec.cuny.edu
718-270-5046

The Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications serves as the college’s primary liaison with members of the media. Our professional media relations team is responsible for disseminating public information; facilitating interviews with students, faculty, and staff; seeking positive coverage for the college’s people, programs, and activities; and responding to requests from journalists. We make every effort to accommodate members of the media interested in attending campus events or otherwise covering the college.

As a general rule, the college welcomes members of the media to public events on our campus. Journalists who wish to attend an event at Medgar Evers College should normally contact the Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications at least 24 hours in advance in order to facilitate their visit. Most often, a contact person is indicated on a press release or media advisory.

Broadcast news crews are allowed to film on campus with permission of the Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications. To film classes, the permission of the teaching faculty member and the Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications is required. The college reserves the right to place reasonable limitations on media access, which may include restricting cameras and recording devices, requiring press credentials, or coordinating a press pool.

Event organizers who wish to contact members of the external media in order to request coverage and/or invite journalists should coordinate in advance with the Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications. Such notification will enable Medgar Evers College to accommodate media coverage in the appropriate manner.

Student reporters from our campus-based authorized student media outlets are not required to provide advance notice or coordinate with the Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications. Such student reporters may attend any college event by following the standard registration instructions, if required. They may access any event by presenting a college-issued student press pass, which will be provided to each registered student media organization by the Division of Student Affairs.

Members of the media, including student journalists acting in their official capacity, may not be granted access to campus activities where confidentiality is required.

Medgar Evers College does not discriminate against members of the media on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, disability, veteran or marital status.