Media and Quick Quack

Media on our campus is coordinated centrally. If you are contacted by any member of the media (including student media), please follow the guidelines below.

Media Guidelines

  • Please collect information about the details of the request.
  • Ask for the reporter's timeline and best contact information and reply with "we will get back to you as soon as possible."
  • Go to the Media Relations webpage and use the “Submit a Media Request” button to provide details about the request, contact information, and timeline.
  • Once submitted, both the media relations team and the issues management team in University Communications will be notified immediately. Someone from the appropriate team will respond.
  • You will be given a confirmation to respond or we may choose to have someone else respond if it's more appropriate.
  • If you are the one responding, you may ask for the reporter to provide questions ahead of time and respond via email if you are more comfortable.
  • If we decide to deny a request for some reason, someone from University Communications will follow up with you directly.

Quick Quack Student E-news

Quick Quack is the official student e-news. It notifies students about what is going on around campus that week, connects them with resources, and reminds them of important dates. The email is sent to all Eugene-based students on Thursdays and all content is tweet-style in length. We do a reduced number of sends during the summer term. Content is selected on the following criteria:

  • Event is open to most or all students
  • Event is posted on the official UO calendar
  • Event is an official university-sanctioned or -sponsored event (typically on campus)
  • Event supports academic and diversity missions of the university
  • Information is critical to student success
  • Information is required to notify students 
  • Information has a redirect to learn more
  • Information connects students to a sense of belonging
  • Information supports a harm-reduction strategy to engage with events during higher risk times (Thursday–Saturday evenings)

We will not include information that:

  • promotes human research
  • promotes a specific major or minor (unless it is a brand new announcement)
  • promotes student surveys unless approved by vice president for university communications
  • promotes events with limited capacity
  • promotes a business, event, or product unless a contract is signed with the university (certain restrictions apply) 
  • announces finalists or individual winners for awards and scholarships

For past examples of Quick Quacks visit our archive page.

There is not a list serve for employees to receive the email. Please check the archive page on Thursday for a copy of the email that was sent out. 

Submit an Item for Quick Quack