Office of Communications


The Office of Communications is responsible for managing the University’s official electronic assets, such as photography and video.


Official Southwestern Flickr Group

In order to accommodate requests for general-use photography featuring Southwestern’s architecture and events, we have created an official Southwestern University Flickr group. This site allows users to share their favorite photos of Southwestern with each other, and to use photos we have released to the public domain. The Communications Office also maintains a small collection of images here. Our work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

Southwestern University Photography

Photos taken for and used in official Southwestern University publications belong to the University, with rights secured for their use from the photographer by contract.

In general, print reproduction by anyone other than the Creative Services Office requires that additional usage rights be secured. Web use is often OK, but a waiver must still be obtained prior to posting a photo for which you do not already have explicit rights.

Southwestern University does not employ a full-time photographer. Upon request, however, we can document University events with our digital SLR camera. Contact the Web Office for more information.


The main responsibilities for video at Southwestern lie with Audiovisual Services. They provide audiovisual equipment for delivery and loan, support of all audiovisual equipment on campus, video production assistance and duplication, event support, Library facility management, and copyright assistance. The University currently shares video properties on YouTube and Vimeo.

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