Guidelines for News Media

Rochester Institute of Technology welcomes news media to campus as part of our mission to help the community and the world learn about our innovations, expertise and educational offerings. However, RIT is a private institution and neither the public nor members of the media are entitled to unfettered access to its people or facilities.

We want members of the RIT community - students, faculty, and staff - to be free to speak openly with the media, if they choose to do so, and with a reasonable expectation of privacy and normalcy as they go about their daily activities. RIT University Communications is available to assist news media seeking access to campus or interviews with anyone in the RIT community.

Media personnel must receive permission from a member of the University Communications staff to enter the campus. Carl Langsenkamp, director of Public Information and Internal Communications, can make such arrangements. Television broadcasting may be limited to specific locations, at the discretion of University Communications. Permission to shoot interior spaces, including classrooms, libraries, dormitories, dining areas, student union, athletic facilities and administrative buildings, but be obtained in advance.

All commercial, non-news photography or filming must be approved in advance by Bob Finnerty, chief communications officer. Per FAA regulations, drone photography/filming is not allowed on the campus without federal permission.

University Communications has broadcast-quality video B-roll and still shots of the campus that can be made available upon request.