Policies that Apply to Members of the News Media

Elon University is an open campus for visitors. However, interior access to campus facilities for media is prohibited without prior approval from the Office of University Communications or from the director of media relations for Athletics. These areas include but are not limited to:

  • Elon University School of Law
  • Athletics facilities
  • Belk Library
  • Residence halls
  • Moseley Center
  • Whitley Auditorium
  • The Center for the Arts
  • Dining facilities
  • Classrooms and laboratories

Though the Office of University Communications traditionally approves advance requests for still and video photography, in the event of an emergency, or to limit disruptions to normal university operations, news media may be restricted to certain areas of campus for filming or live broadcasting.

Student media organizations may be offered special access to campus events or facilities in recognition of their unique roles at the university.

Still or video images of campus features may not be used for commercial or promotional purposes outside of scheduled news coverage without approval from the Office of University Communications.

As visitors to campus, news media are expected to abide by all parking and traffic ordinances in effect by the Town of Elon and Elon University.

The Elon University News Bureau is available to assist media with coverage requests. The news bureau, housed within the Office of University Communications, can be reached at (336) 278-7413.

For media requests related to Elon University School of Law, contact (336) 279-9333.