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American University Media Event Guidelines

1 p.m., September 27, 2017

Regarding the confederate posters on campus, American University is holding a community gathering at 1 p.m. today in the Kay Spiritual Life Center. Due to the sensitive and serious nature of this incident, we must ask that media adhere to the following guidelines out of concern for our campus community:

  • Media coming to campus are required to check in either with AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or with media representatives at the Glover Gate on Massachusetts Ave., across from the Katzen Arts Center. Media relations representatives will also be on the campus quad. Once on campus, please do not enter any buildings to minimize disruption to classes, and the normal functioning of the university.
  • Always identify yourself and your media outlet for interviews, when approaching students or staff for interviews and request permission for an interview.

Details about AU's Community Gathering

  • For broadcast media interested in attending the 1 pm community gathering at the AU Kay Spiritual Life Center, we will be providing pool access to accommodate broadcast media. Multiple cameras will not be allowed inside to maximize space for our campus community. We will provide technical details as soon as we have them.
  • Print and digital reporters will be allowed in as space permits. Please do not approach students inside the Kay Spiritual Life Center for interviews. Interviews with students can be conducted outside, in a designated space.

For any further questions, please contact or 202-885-5950