The University Photography Office takes photographs for official university purposes only, with an emphasis on outside marketing. SUA faculty and staff are asked to communicate their needs by using this Photography Request Form; requests will be evaluated for photographer availability and scope of the office and limited resources. SUA student groups will be accommodated based on availability and the changing scope of the office until a process is reinstated by Student Affairs.
It is the requestor's responsibility to inform photographed individuals, including parents or legal guardians of minors, that images will be archived for future university purposes. The University Photography Policies comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and California Right of Publicity Law.
Examples of when consent forms for photographing would be required include:
All the necessary request and consent forms must be submitted at least 5 business days before the photo shoot will take place. We recommend 2-3 weeks during our transition period so that we can discuss with you the reduced scope of our coverage.
All images taken by the University Photography Office are for use by SUA students and employees for university purposes only. These include posting the pictures to the SUA website and social media and news outlets, or using them in printed promotional materials. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and California Right of Publicity Law govern the university's and the University Photography Office’s use of all pictures taken. The use of any of these images requires that:
SUA retains the licensing, reproduction, and copy rights to all images created by staff photographers. Permission to use these images must be obtained prior to any kind of public use, and commercial publication of these images such as in magazines or advertisements may require the payment of fees.
The University Photography Policies comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and California Right of Publicity Law. Individuals may request that images be taken down from online platforms if they believe the images violate their privacy.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the University Photography staff.