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We welcome and encourage members of the local, regional and national media to visit our University to cover campus events and to pursue other timely stories of interest. Just as public access to information is important, we seek to balance this with our educational mission to carry out good teaching and research with limited disruptions; maintain the safety and well-being of members of the Franklin Pierce University community and visitors at all times; protect the privacy of students who live and learn on our campus, as well as the privacy of faculty, staff and administrators; and ensure the privacy of academic, personnel and other records as required by state and federal law.
The University requires all members of the news media to contact the University’s Office of Communication before visiting campus to engage in interviews or gather other information for a story. In the event of a developing after-hours news story, members of the press are asked to check in with the Department of Campus Safety in the St. Peters Building, and should be able to produce valid press credentials, prior to parking on campus.
Under no circumstances will photography be permitted inside residence halls, dining halls or classrooms without receiving prior permission from the Office of Communication 603-899-4343.
All visitors and guests are required to check in when arriving on campus, but don’t need to do so when attending an event open to the public, and the same is true for media. For any event where a news release has been issued by the University——such as a sporting event or artistic performance— there is no reason to contact anyone prior to arriving on campus to cover the event, though news reporters are asked to identify themselves and their respective news outlet, when attending these events on campus and engaging in interviews with students, staff and others.
Franklin Pierce is a small, private, regionally-accredited university that combines a liberal arts foundation with coursework for professional preparation. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities whether their aspirations are global or local.
Achieved university status: July 2007
Current President: Andrew H. Card
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Individual programs are accredited by discipline-specific accrediting agencies. More...