Together, the units of University Communications work to highlight the ongoing progress and academic excellence of the University of Chicago, and serve as resources for all of its departments, divisions, centers, and affiliates.
Office of the Vice President for Communications
The Office of the Vice President for Communications directs the University’s communications strategy, planning, and programming. We work to communicate the distinctive character and unique visual identity of the University of Chicago across every platform.
The News Office reports the initiatives, developments, and research of the University to a global audience of students, alumni, and the general public. Members of the news team coordinate media relations and advance the University’s work by connecting reporters and broadcast producers with our faculty experts.
UChicago Creative is an in-house creative communications group that creates campaigns across all media, including print, digital, and video. In multiplatform teams, we collaborate with clients across campus to meet their goals while maintaining the singular voice of the University of Chicago.
Licensing oversees the University name and trademarks, protecting them from misuse and ensuring the quality and distinctiveness of products that express our shared pride in UChicago affiliation. We work with the Office of Legal Counsel to manage relationships with manufacturers, designers, and distributors, including the University Bookstore.
Visitor Services aims to make the University a more welcoming place for visitors as well as campus residents. From signage to tours, from transportation to guidebooks, we highlight University resources and activities and make them accessible to our local constituencies as well as prospective students and faculty, visitors, and tourists.
Public Affairs assists University faculty and administrators in communicating their work and initiatives to the media and the public. We develop communications plans for announcements such as academic and building projects, and strategic plans for calling attention to important scholarly work.