Work with Us
Team members of the Office of Marketing and Communications are stewards of the university
brand, supporting initiatives and projects that align with the goals and mission of
Project requests are evaluated to ensure availability of resources and develop a project timeline. Not all projects can be accommodated. If we are unable to provide services, we can recommend vetted freelancers. Please remember that some projects may require several weeks notice. We encourage you to plan ahead.
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Your Loch ID account is used to grant access to various CSU services such as the wired network, wireless network, and qualtrics. It is used for the Marketing and Communications forms as well. Your Loch ID is generally in the format: first name initial + last name [sometimes also a number]. Not sure of your Loch ID? Contact The Hub.
Marketing and Communications utilizes a variety of mediums such as a weekly e-newsletter,
social media, and the newsroom to communicate with external and internal audiences.
We want to hear about your awards and achievements. Do you have an event coming up and need to get the word out? Are you conducting interesting research that we can help promote? Please submit a brief description/supporting information and our team will determine the best placement for maximum impact. For more information visit communications.
Graphic design is available for departments in need of creative services to produce materials that support the university’s strategic priorities and/or enrollment goals.
Turnaround time for design projects vary depending on the complexity of the project and the volume of scheduled projects in the queue. Marketing and Communications will provide the creative/artwork. You are responsible for coordinating printing and delivery of your materials with either campus Media and Print Services or an external vendor. Review our FAQs for additional information including estimated project time frames.
The designer will provide one round of revisions. While reviewing the first draft,
you will have the opportunity to send the designer changes to the text and images.
Please note any grammatical errors, typos or requested changes.
In order to expedite the process of reaching the final design, please review the draft and reply within five business days. Failure to respond quickly with edits may delay receipt of the final file. Projects may also be delayed if additional revisions are requested.
Photography is available through the Office of Marketing and Communications. The staff photojournalist may be requested to photograph university events and provide headshots for faculty and staff. Marketing and Communications retains all rights to photographs. Photos captured by Marketing and Communication may be used in any Clayton State University publication, on the website or in marketing materials. Images may be released to external media outlets, with permission, to promote the university. Please note, your assistance may be needed to facilitate your project. This may include securing access to locations and/or models. Please complete a photography request at least two weeks in advance of the event or appointment.
Depending on circumstances and availability, the department requesting photography may be responsible for covering the cost for freelance photography. For more information on photography and obtain model releases.
The goal of the Clayton State University website is to provide relevant and up-to-date information that is clear and accessible, organized and easy to navigate across multiple devices.
Through our form you can request:
- Update/edit to an existing page (5 business days)
- Add a new page (5 business days)
- Create a new site (5 business days)
- Report a broken link (5 business days)
- Content editor help ticket (5 business days)
Please coordinate with your department web content editor to make edits/updates. Do you need content editor training? Please submit a training request.
For more information on web design and development.
Our primary mission centers on externally facing and consumer-focused video content to promote and enhance the brand of Clayton State University. All videography requests will be evaluated to ensure that they align with university strategic initiatives and our office’s objective to support institutional marketing and recruitment.
Any video created outside of the Office of Marketing and Communications that includes information about university programs, events, features university students/employees, or includes the official university logo or wordmark must be submitted for review by our team before it is shared publicly.
For new marketing videos, preproduction to post-production, can take up to 70 business days for completion. A creative brief will be finalized at the first preproduction meeting. For more information on videography.
As a resource, our office offers various training opportunities including social media, media relations, web content editing, or brand training for faculty and staff. Training may be offered in a group setting or one-on-one depending on the topic.
The official university logos are legally protected trademarks appearing on official communications (online and print), partnerships and sponsorships. Usage of the logo must be approved by the Office of Marketing and Communications. Failure to abide by these guidelines may result in the need to reproduce materials at the cost of the unit or department who created such materials.
Clayton State University has four official marks—the Clayton State University logo, the Clayton State University wordmark, the university seal and athletic logo. The wordmark may be widely-used by the Clayton State community, while the university seal and athletic logos are approved for selective purposes.
Read more about logo usage.