Colgate University and the Office of University Communications are committed to the realities of the current Colgate student lifestyle - visualizing the mentorship and faculty/student interactions, the learning moments, the teaching moments, the camaraderie, the special bonds that develop amongst its community members. We celebrate our achievements through emphasizing the Colgate community as the source of institutional inspiration and innovation.

In order to respect and protect the privacy and interests of Colgate's students on campus and at institutional activities, Colgate has implemented a photography/video release policy that governs the nature of photographs and multimedia, generated by the University, for intended use in any and/or all University publications including, but not limited to, the Colgate website (, newsletters, programs, brochures, institutional calendars, social media, or mass media outlets. This policy grants Colgate University permission to use the likeness of Colgate students captured in photograph(s)/video for any and all of its publications and in any and all other media, whether now known or hereafter existing, controlled by Colgate University, in perpetuity. Additionally, it asserts that no monetary or other claim against Colgate University for the use of the photograph(s)/video in the aforementioned outlets shall be made by Colgate students.

Each individual entering the Colgate community as a student is required to review this policy. Should questions arise regarding Colgate's photography and video release policy due to religious and/or safety concerns, please contact the Office of University Communications at 315-228-7407.