Morehouse News Center
OFFICE OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS
Today, more than ever, the College’s reputation — its public image — directly influences its ability to recruit students, faculty and staff; raise funds, cope with change; weather controversy; and compete in today’s higher education marketplace.
Morehouse must continue to build upon its considerable strengths, which include proud traditions, promising students, dedicated faculty and staff, and an international reputation for academic excellence and for producing exceptional men with a steadfast commitment to scholarship, leadership and service.
The Office of Communications is responsible for protecting and enhancing the reputation of Morehouse College and, in doing so, providing the public relations support required in establishing Morehouse as a world-class institution. The support we provide encompasses the following areas of responsibility:
- public relations and strategic communications
- media relations
- campus photography
- web development
Within our community, we all have a role to play in safeguarding the College’s reputation and public image. It is vital that our visual images and messages — from the use of the seal and logos to the selection of photography depicting campus life — be distinctive, accurate and consistent with our branding and marketing program.
If you have an immediate media needs, call or email Aileen Dodd, Public and Media Relations Manager in her office at 470.639.0734 or cell 404.735.6736.
Media Access to Campus & Credentials
If you are planning to cover a story that requires contact with any member of the Morehouse College faculty, staff, or student body you must contact the Office of Communications to obtain a media credential and access to the campus. Call 470.639.0734 or cell 404.735.6736 for assistance.
If you are a member of the broadcast media, you will need to provide the Office of Communications your specific needs as it pertains to parking and size of crew. We will do what we can to accommodate your needs as long as they do not violate the school’s policies and procedures.
Reporters or media outlets wishing to conduct photo or video shoots on campus must also obtain media credentials from the Office of Communications. No media outlet will be permitted to bring any camera or recording devices on campus without prior notification and written permission. No on-campus live shots will be permitted of broadcast crews who have not received prior written permission.
Faculty Sources on Call
When news breaks or you’re tracking a trend, a Morehouse College expert can help your audience better understand or analyze the story. The Office of Communications at Morehouse is committed to quickly matching reporters with knowledgeable faculty or administration experts. Scan the contents section below to find the topic on which you are reporting, and click on that entry to connect with the appropriate section of the guide.
Directions to Campus
Morehouse is located three miles from downtown Atlanta, an international city known for its history, culture, entertainment and economic viability.
Media coming to the campus should first stop at the Office of Communications and receive necessary press credentials.
For directions and a map to the campus, please follow the link below.