University Communications

The Division of University Communications promotes the mission of the College of Charleston and tells the story of the College, its programs and people through a variety of print and online publications for students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, friends of the university as well as the general public.

University Communications staff members serve the College of Charleston community as the official source of news and information about the university. Communications include the College of Charleston Magazine, The College Today, Faculty & Staff News, philanthropia, The College of Charleston Foundation Report and all official news releases. We also assist university divisions, departments and offices with outward facing communications needs such as strategic messaging for campus webpages and amplification of campus events to external audiences. To share potential news with the University Communications team, please email news@cofc.edu.

Schools and academic departments seeking videography, photography or website support, should contact the Office of University Marketing.

University Communications also works closely with the President’s Office, the Department of Public Safety and other offices to coordinate emergency/crisis communications, including messages issued through the College’s CougarAlert Emergency Notification System

The Division of University Communications is located in Suite 207 of the Robert Scott Small Building (RSS) at 175 Calhoun St. If entering RSS through the building’s main glass doors along Cougar Mall, the reception area for University Communications is located immediately to the right, through a glass doorway, at the end of the hallway.

For Members of the Media

To arrange for coverage of College of Charleston news, or to visit campus for media interviews or photography / videography, please contact Senior Director of Media Relations Mike Robertson at 843.953.5667 or RobertsonM@cofc.edu. Media inquiries may also be directed to news@cofc.edu.