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Media Relations

There is always an abundance of things happening at Duquesne University and our media relations staff work closely with the media to:

  • Generate interest in newsworthy events, research and topical subjects impacting the local and national landscape;
  • Respond to inquiries from print, broadcast and Web-based outlets, including coordinating interviews with faculty and administrative experts on a variety of subjects;
  • Serve as a trusted resource for accurate facts, figures and information about the University; and
  • Act as the University’s spokespersons in the event of breaking news.

Read our features, news releases and advisories in the newsroom.

Media Experts

In today’s 24-hour news environment, we understand the tight deadlines faced by reporters. Our media relations team is committed to meeting your needs promptly with the right faculty or administrative expert who can get to the point while providing appropriate context and background.

If you are looking for an interview source for a story, please contact Rose Ravasio or Karen Ferrick-Roman.

Filming

Duquesne University Filming Policy

It is the policy of Duquesne University that any filming, videotaping and still photography on campus for commercial purposes must be approved in advance by the Office of Public Affairs. Please call or email one of our media contacts.

Escort

Media Escort Policy

Duquesne University's campus is private property. Members of the media are asked to call the Office of Public Affairs at 412.396.6050 to request clearance to be on campus for filming and interviews. A member of the Media Relations team will decide whether to provide a staff member during filming/interviews on a case-by-case basis.


Emergency Communication

Emergency Communication

DU Emergency Alert: automated notification system that contacts students and employees via mobile devices, texts and non-Duquesne land lines.

Outside emergency warning system: provides electronic siren and voice notification via speakers throughout campus.

Cancellation and Office Closing Communication

Call 412.396.1700 or visit www.duq.edu for up-to-date information on class cancellations and office closings due to weather.