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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences


The A&S Communications team is strategically focused on work that advances the College as a whole. We support the work of individual College departments through guidance, recommendations, self-serve resources and referrals.

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Arts and Sciences 150th Anniversary

The College of Arts and Sciences is founding and foundational—it was the University’s first college and today continues to be a part of every undergraduate's experience through its liberal arts core classes. In the 2020-21 academic year, help us celebrate 150 extraordinary years of empowering students to think freely, act ethically and live decisively. Find resources your department can use.

Brand Guidelines

To make its One University vision a reality, Syracuse University updated its brand in summer 2020. Now, it is up to us in every school, college, department or unit to help support this vision by following the brand guidelines and using the new brand assets available to us.


Use the following templates for brochures, booklets (such as for course descriptions), or event flyers (e.g, 8.5 x 11" color printout advertising a special departmental event).

Note that while these templates encourage best practices and accessibility, it is the department's responsibility to perform a final check. See the accessibility section for information on checking document accessibility.

Social Media Resources

Having a social media presence is crucial if you want to stay visible to current students, prospective students and their parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Platforms include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. All of these are great for sharing brief, timely updates and engaging with followers.

Interested in running social media for your department? Check out our social media guide.

Catch the latest posts, photos, news, and much more by following A&S on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Photo Services

The Office of Communications maintains departments’ web pages, including the staff listings. For that reason, new faculty and staff should schedule a portrait sitting with SU Photo and Imaging by either emailing or calling 315.443.3711. The studio is now located at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse in downtown Syracuse. Please bring your SU ID with you. Let them know you are with the College of Arts and Sciences, and have them cc: Mike Cheatham ( when they send your final portrait image.

Accessibility Resources

Accessibility standards ensure that everyone can effectively use the materials we make available regardless of any situational, temporary, or permanent disabilities. All materials produced and distributed online must meet accessibility standards.

Paper Signage

Paper signs, posters, flyers, and brochures, such as those advertising lectures or classes designed and printed on a normal printer by a department to be hung on a bulletin board, should adhere to Syracuse University's brand guidelines. The Office of Communications provides free, brand compliant and accessible templates for your use.

Syracuse University has bulletin boards strategically placed in buildings throughout campus. “General use” bulletin boards are located in designated public spaces and promote campus-wide events, activities and announcements, while bulletin boards in close proximity to academic departments and programs are for use by those units only. Posters and paper signage that are outdated or affixed to doors and walls are subject to removal.