News Release Guidelines

Cal Poly campus community members: Submit information for a news release to your college or department communicator or directly to the Communications office at for consideration.

Cal Poly does not post news or information on its websites from third parties wishing to reach the campus audience. Cal Poly also does not sell adverstising space in any of its print or electronic publications.

Good topics for news releases include: cutting-edge research projects; unique or impactful Learn by Doing projects or programs; community service programs or projects; regional, state, or national awards or grants for faculty and staff members or students; new academic programs or majors; workshops, seminars and lectures (open to the public) by interesting speakers or on interesting, timely topics; or performances by faculty or student groups (orchestras, dance, etc.).

News releases should be about one page. On occasion, highly newsworthy items may justify a longer release. If so, Cal Poly Communications will contact you for more information.

The Communications office requires 3-5 working days to review all releases.

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