Members of the Media
Augsburg College is a private campus. Permission is required to enter the campus for the purpose of news purposes, including for interviews, video and/or photography of students, faculty, and staff. Please contact the News and Media Services staff to request access to the campus for news purposes, including photography and video. If you do not have permission to be on campus, you may be asked to leave. Direct sports information requests to the Sports Information Director.
Members of the Augsburg College Community
Members of the Augsburg College community (staff, faculty, students) who plan to take photos for departmental publications (print or electronic), webcast, broadcast, or for any form of advertising or publicity should get signed permission from the subjects.
Each student who is recognizable in a photograph or video, or other image for use in print or electronic publication, should sign a release form that provides Augsburg College permission to use the student’s image. A parent or guardian must sign for students younger than 18 years of age.
Release forms are not usually required by members of the Augsburg College Community for photos and video of subjects in Augsburg College common spaces such as:
- Augsburg College-hosted events (speakers, celebrations, etc.) in Hoversten Chapel, Oren Gateway Center, Sateren Auditorium, the Commons, and other locations.
- Augsburg College-hosted sporting events whether in Kennedy Center, the Dome, Parade Stadium, or other venues.
- The Quad and other indoor and outdoor common spaces on campus.
Much of campus is considered an Augsburg College common space unless an event has been registered for alcohol service, or reserved by an outside entity for a meeting.
Events that take place on public property, such as public parks and/or sidewalks, generally can be photographed without legal repercussion.
Release forms are not required to take photos or video of celebrities, elected officials, or public officials. In addition, release forms usually are not required for image use in news photographs (including campus newspaper or television coverage), at events in common spaces such as sporting events, campus rallies, and events open to the public regardless of location such as concerts.
While much of campus is an Augsburg College common space, not all areas of the community are open. Permission is required to photograph or record students in Augsburg College Private Spaces including:
● Classrooms in Active Use
● Residence Halls
● Locker Rooms
Students should be given ample notice and opportunity to opt out of any photograph or filming sessions in these spaces, and all such activities closely should be coordinated with the appropriate departmental faculty and staff.
Completed forms should be returned to:
Marketing and Communication Office
News and Media Services
Anderson Residence Hall
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454