Communications

The Student Affairs Communications Team is here to help Student Affairs departments promote events, programs, and services to students, faculty, and staff. Student Affairs Communications facilitates communications within the Division of Student Affairs through the web site, NEIUport, and other venues, and assists with promoting programs and developing publications for the division.


Project Requests (including Targeted Announcements)

Please fill out the Communications Request Form to begin the process. Our team will be in touch with you soon to discuss your promotional needs. For requests of materials that will be used for marketing externally, off-campus or outside the university community, please contact Marketing at 773-509-5627 or fill out their Marketing Project Request Form.

Please send requests AT LEAST 10 business days before the due date. We will do our best to fulfill urgent requests, but due to volume of requests, we cannot guarantee they will all be accommodated.

This online form includes a targeted announcement and web section, and replaces the Targeted Announcement (TA) form and Web Page Revision Request form. Refer to the Targeted Announcement guidelines and Web Revision guidelines for more information.

Requests must be submitted by the sponsoring office's Director or their designee, or by your student organization's officer. If additional content approvals are required within your area, you must include their contact info. For questions about this form please contact SAComm@neiu.edu. Thank you!


Division-Wide Announcements

If you are promoting a division-wide event (for Student Affairs staff only), please use the Student Affairs Staff group in NEIUport. Any staff member can send an email to select or all Student Affairs staff via the group in NEIUport. To do so, log into NEIUPort and click on Groups in the upper right corner. Access the SA Staff group and click on Email. There is also a document describing how to send email via the group in the group files. This group should only be used for announcement of important events/information for Student Affairs staff.

To check if you are a member of the group, log into NEIUPort and click on Groups in the upper right corner. A "My Groups" window will pop up. "Student Affairs Staff" should appear within the list of groups. If you are a staff member in Student Affairs, but are not a member of the NEIUport group, please contact us at sacomm@neiu.edu.


Web Page Requests

For those of you who would like help, the Communications team is available to assist you with updating and enhancing your web pages. Please note that we are in the midst of a transitional redesign of the Student Affairs web pages. The initial phase of this project is expected to be completed in the next month or two. The university is also working on revamping the main university web site, and our division will embark on the initial phases of that in March 2013, with expected completion in March 2014.

Guidelines

  • Please fill out and submit the web page section of the Communications Request Form. Upload any copy as an attachment in Word or HTML format.
  • How to submit revisions in Word: Indicate the URL for the web page you want updated. Cut and paste the content from the web page into Word. Turn on Track Changes and make the revisions. Save the document and upload or email it to us.
  • If you want a document uploaded to the web site, provide the document in the appropriate format (upload or send to sacomm@neiu.edu via email attachment). If sending PDFs, please also send the originating document (i.e., in Word).
  • Project time frames:
    • Web Page Update (minor content updates): 10 days
    • Add New Page/Content (provided by department): 4 weeks
  • For more complex projects, please fill out the form, upload any content/text revisions as noted above, and give a description of your project. Also let us know when you will be available to meet and discuss the project in more detail.
  • Requests will be prioritized by the Communications Team based on key factors (i.e., time sensitivity, importance to students).

We look forward to working with you to promote your events and programs/services.

Staff

Tasha Neumeister
Director
ext. 4528
t-neumeister@neiu.edu

Jason Demma
Visual and Creative Specialist
ext. 4747
j-demma@neiu.edu

Kerri A. Kadow
Communications Manager
ext. 4518
k-kadow@neiu.edu