SERVICES WE OFFER:

Photography

Video

Social Media

Website Management

Branding

Licensing

Creative Services

Editorial Marketing or Communications

Media or Public Relations

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO

The professional photojournalist services provided by the Office of University Relations support the mission and vision of Nicholls State University by photographically documenting high-priority messages and providing high-quality images for reputation-defining communications.

The university photojournalist serves the needs of the entire campus community by photographing a diverse range of subject matter for use in coordinated strategic marketing campaigns. The university photojournalist maintains an extensive file of digital photos, including Nicholls classroom and campus scenes, student life, portraits and events. These photos are continually updated and are available for use by the university community.

Copyright notice: All photographs (prints and digital files) purchased are subject to copyrights of the university and are protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) and by the Berne Convention. Reproduction, storage or transmittal by any means, of any image, whole or in part, is prohibited without express prior written permission. Prints or digital files may not be reproduced or scanned for any reason and may only be used for official university use. If you wish to publish or reproduce the materials in any physical or digital form or use them for any commercial purpose, including display or web page use, you must obtain prior written permission from the Office of University Relations.

University photojournalist scheduling priority is given to:

  • Recruiting efforts – faculty, undergraduate and graduate students
  • Newsworthy events – events that merit local, regional or national media interest
  • Annual university sponsored events – homecoming, commencement, Bite of the Arts, etc.
  • University publications – The Colonel, athletic media guides, departmental brochures, etc.
  • Public relations and marketing efforts – website, press releases and paid advertising

The university photojournalist does not schedule requests that produce photographs solely for departmental use for memory albums or bulletin board displays.

If the university photojournalist is unable to photograph an event, the Office of University Marketing and Communications has a digital camera that is available to all faculty and staff at no charge. The camera is available on a first-come first-served basis. A list of local freelance photographers is also available through the university photojournalist.

Nicholls State University reserves the right to photograph members of the university community, including but not limited to its students, faculty, and staff, in situations appropriate to the image of an academic institution, and to publish likenesses in press releases, publications, videos, or other recruitment or promotional materials.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The Office of University Marketing and Communications oversees Nicholls’ primary social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok. We provides guidance for colleges, departments, offices, and programs wishing to use social media.

Whether you follow us on Twitter or friend us on Facebook, social media is a place for students, parents, faculty and friends to connect with each other and the Nicholls community.

WEBSITE

The University’s brand is shaped by how each of us communicates what we do, what we stand for, and the impact we have on others. We strive to articulate a strong, cohesive message that will tell the story of our students, faculty, and staff and advance Nicholls State University.

The University’s website is our broadest reaching marketing tool. It enables us to reach audiences across the globe and is the platform with the most impact for telling our story and sharing our successes. So, a unified Web presence for all Nicholls sites is key for solidifying our brand and uniting all people and aspects of the institution.

Every Nicholls State University website contributes to the user’s perception of the University and our brand. To ensure a unified Web presence, official University sites should be visually related. This consistent visual identity preserves and promotes the University’s brand identity and provides optimal user experience.

All official University sites will be integrated into official University templates per the University’s Web policy. No new sites will be approved unless they are built by the University within the University’s templates.

Only official sites for University offices, colleges, departments, and centers will be created using the official template and have a “nicholls.edu” domain. Faculty and staff personal sites are the responsibility of the individual and are not considered official University sites. The same applies to grant projects.

Website development approval is required from the Office of Marketing and Communications. Our team oversees and provides guidance for all sites within the University, promoting an appropriate and coordinated University presence on the Internet. We also maintain and steward University Web standards and serve as a resource, strategic planner, and consultant for Web development in the University community.