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Media Policy

The Wheaton College campus, which includes all buildings, facilities and grounds, is private property and subject to restrictions as allowable by law.

Reporters interested in coming on campus, attending events, or arranging interviews must contact the Media Relations team. Press must respect the right of students not to be interviewed, if they so decline. Press may not take or use pictures or video of any student without first gaining his or her permission to be photographed and identified.

The College does not generally make its facilities available for film and documentary projects not directly related to its own activities. Film/video camera crews and still photographers must obtain authorization from Media Relations to shoot on campus, and must sign the Wheaton College Location Agreement, which serves as the only agreement of record. In order to film inside any Wheaton College building, photographers and film crews must be accompanied by Media Relations staff. Requests for shoots taking place during regular business hours are more likely to receive approval.

Photo Guidelines

Photographs supplied by the College or by a freelance photographer are copyrighted materials and may not be manipulated without express consent from the copyright holder (either the photographer or College department/office that owns the photo).

Manipulation is defined as adding to, subtracting from, or otherwise adjusting a photograph in such a way as to significantly change the nature of the image.

Minor editing—including color correction, cropping and subtle retouching that does not change the photograph in a substantial way—is permissible, though good judgment must be exercised when making such adjustments.

Commercial Use

Advertising and other commercial projects are prohibited except when permission is granted by the Director of Media Relations.

Blanchard Hall is generally not available for promotional or commercial photography. The Director of Media Relations, or a representative designated by the Director, reserves the right to restrict or deny the use of campus locations if, in his or her judgment, such use might be harmful to the reputation of Wheaton or to its educational purposes.

Campus buildings may not be photographed in such a way as to render them identifiable unless written consent is granted by the office of Media Relations. Additionally, persons present on campus may not be photographed in such a way as to render them identifiable unless written consent is granted by the individual and the office of Media Relations is notified.

A fee may be charged for the use of the location for each day or portion of a day.

Logo and Wheaton College Name

The Wheaton College name, seal and trademarks are protected under federal law. They may only be used with the express, prior, written permission of the Office of Marketing Communications, Wheaton College.

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