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Office of Communication

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The Office of Communication promotes public awareness of the research, faculty, students and events within the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. The team manages the College's outbound communications and online presence. We also assist CLASS constituencies on targeted communications projects that advance the College's priorities and initiatives.

Find resources on our SharePoint website

Our office oversees and supports communication projects around the college. CLASS students, faculty and staff can visit our CLASS Office of Communication SharePoint website for the latest communication templates, policies and resources.

Request Communications Support

Have updates to share or want to request help from our team? Use our new project request forms.

Website Request Form

Complete this form if you would like to request edits to a CLASS website. Requests may be for editing, creating or unpublishing content. Please submit your website updates at least 5 business days before the desired completion date.

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Graphic Design/ Brand Review Request Form

Complete this form if you need to (1) submit a graphic for branding approval or (2) get help designing a poster, flyer or other design project from the CLASS Office of Communication.

Brand review requests take 2-3 business days on average, and graphic design requests take 5 business days on average. But we recommend submitting project requests at least 10 business days before the desired completion date.

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News Submission Form

Want to pitch a story or simply have good news to share with the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences community? Please complete this form to share it with our communication team. Please plan ahead. Our general turnaround time is 2 to 4 weeks.

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Photo/Video Request Form

Complete this form if you have a photography or videography-related project request for the CLASS Office of Communications. Video requests should be submitted at least 1 month prior to the requested completion date. The average turnaround time for photography requests varies, but we ask for at least a two-week notice.

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CLASS Calendar Request Form

The CLASS Calendar showcases the public events happening around our college. Complete this form to add an event to a calendar managed by our college.

Events added to the CLASS calendar by the 15th of each month will be featured in our next monthly CLASS Events Newsletter, which is distributed on the final Tuesday of each month.

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Campaign Request Form

Need full-service help with developing the branding for an event or campaign? Use this form to request help from our team. Complete this form at least 8-12 weeks before your event or campaign launch for best results

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Copy Editing/Proofreading

Complete this form if you need assistance writing copy or having your communications content proofread.

For time-sensitive projects, please complete this form at least 15 business days before the desired completion date. We will reach out to schedule a meeting to get more information about your project.

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Submitting News Items

Please email news items for consideration to

News Placement

In collaboration with the Office of University Media Relations, CLASS will work to place news internally and externally. CLASS and UH Media Relations will strategize appropriate formats, targets and news vehicles to provide the best plan for each individual news item.

Media Contacts

Rebeca Trejo Hawley 
Office of University Media Relations
LaRahia Smith 
Director, CLASS Office of Communications