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Media/University Relations

We work to position Old Dominion University as a forward-focused leader in research, innovation, teaching and community engagement and enhance the University's reputation.

University Relations focuses on promoting the research accomplishments and expertise of faculty, helps prepare guest opinion pieces and connects media outlets with University experts. The Office of University Relations is the official producer of news about Old Dominion University and manages the University's relationship with news, information, and entertainment media that results in major media coverage and that is showcased on the University's website. University Relations staff raise public awareness about the University by producing news releases, videos, social media and photos related to research, arts, events and faculty, student and staff activities at Old Dominion. Our staff is available to offer strategic communications counsel to University departments.

How We Can Assist You

Our staff can connect reporters with faculty experts, assist news crews with shooting on campus, arrange video and radio feeds, or help members of the media locate archived photos, news stories and press releases.

News Releases

News is distributed through our website, InsideODU email for faculty and staff and the Monarch magazine. Visit our news site to browse recent news releases or search the news release archive.

Find an Expert

University Relations is a valuable resource for journalists seeking analysis and commentary on research and discovery, issues of public policy, politics and international affairs from experts who will comment on news stories. Reporters can also search for faculty members by their department affiliations and contact University Relations to request an interview.

Media Contacts

All media inquiries about stories or events related to research, arts, faculty, student and staff at Old Dominion should be directed to the Office of University Relations by calling 757-683-3152.

For a story or event that involves the Athletics Department, you may wish to call 757-683-3375.

Photos, Video & Broadcast

Request photographs of Old Dominion individuals and events. Learn about broadcast policies and facilities and how we can assist you.

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