University Communications

What We Do

In addition to serving as the voice of California State University, Chico, we also help offices and departments across campus with their own communication needs. Many of our resources—including information on how to write a news release, how to get started with social media, and how to find photos—are online in the University Communicators Guide.

We can also help you with the following:

Promote events

We can help you get the word out through news releases, social media, Campus CalendarEmployee Announcements, and/or Student Announcements. Call 530-898-4143.

Write news releases

Have an event or accomplishment worth publicizing? Learn how to send a news release through University Communications.

Facilitate media relations

Looking to contact a campus expert, need a source for your story, or have a question about the University? Our office helps facilitate interviews or provide information to journalists. Contact Media Relations Coordinator Sean Murphy at 530-898-6492 or

Capture quality photos

The university photographer is available to create and provide photographs for a variety of needs. See our photography request page and photo policy for more information.

Design materials

Creative Services delivers high-impact art direction and graphic design solutions for print and digital projects for a variety of University publications. We also provide strategic guidance on University Visual Identities and their application.

Proofread campus communications

We review print and online publications. For more information, see our copyediting process. For questions about university style, see our University Communicators Guide.

Publicize achievements

Do you know of something amazing happening on campus? Did you write a book, do a service project with students, win an award for your research? Tell us about it: email University Communications or call 530-898-4143.

Send email newsletters

We help campus offices and departments design and send eblasts and enewsletters. See our process page for timelines and examples. Create a ticket to get started.

Leverage social media

We maintain the main university social media pages and organize the Chico State Social Media Users Group. To get started, see our Social Media Guide. Contact Kate Post for more information or to schedule a consultation for your area.

Find faculty experts and speakers

Our Faculty Expert Database lists faculty members and their areas of expertise. Journalists use it to find experts to quote in news stories; regional organizations find speakers among our faculty and staff. For additional help, contact University Communications at 530-898-4143.

Guide crisis communications

In the unfortunate event of a University crisis, our team provides communications guidance to leadership and serves as public information officers in the emergency operations center. Read our principles for crisis communications.