The Public Relations Office (PRO) offers many services designed to help the University of the Virgin Islands’ internal stakeholders present an organized, consistent, professional approach to information distribution and promotion of the University’s news, events and accomplishments. Requests for all services can be made electronically. The UVI community is asked to take note of the following Public Relations services, procedures and their accompanying deadlines to ensure efficient and effective delivery of service.
UVI Announcements are distributed weekly via e-mail to internal stakeholders and placed on the Announcements section of the UVI website. Items in the Announcements that are for public consumption are sent weekly to all media. Announcements should be submitted three weeks before the start date of an event. Items for the UVI Announcements must be received by noon on Thursdays for placement in the following week’s Announcements. To submit an Announcement, use this link to our Submit an Announcement eForm.
- Events Calendar
The Events Calendar features all UVI events. Once submitted, calendar items are shared on UVI’s social media and RSS feed pages. Items for the UVI Events Calendar must be received by noon on Thursdays for placement in the Events Calendar the following week. To submit an event, click on the “Submit an Calendar Event” tab on the top right of the Events Calendar page or use this direct link: Submit an Calendar Event
- News Releases and Media Alerts
News Releases and media alerts are distributed locally, regionally and nationally. Information for news releases and media alerts must be received 10 business days before the expected date of distribution. To request a news release or media alert, use this link to our Public Relations Services Request Form
- Homepage Stories
Homepage stories showcase the successes of the University and its students, faculty and staff. To submit a homepage story idea for consideration, use this link to our Homepage Story E-form.
- Radio Ads
Information for radio advertising must be received one month prior to the expected air date. To request radio advertising, use this link to our Public Relations Services Request Form
- Marketing and Promotional Projects
Information for marketing/promotional projects must be submitted at least two months before the expected start date of the event or project. To request assistance with a marketing/promotional project, use this link to our Public Relations Services Request Form.
- Web Pages
Webpage requests must be submitted at least six (6) weeks before the expected launch date. Microsite requests must be submitted at least six (6) months before the expected launch date. Web requests should be submitted to our Public Relations Services Request Form.
- Photo/Video Model Releases
UVI students, faculty or staff who are featured publicly in photos or videos should give their consent. The following photo release forms are available for use.