Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Photo, Video and Audio Recording Policy

From time to time, a Shenandoah University employee may photograph, video or audio record a student or students for promotional purposes. Promotional purposes include, but are not limited to, use on the university website and social media platforms, or in other marketing or admissions materials.  

In the event the University desires to use a photo, video or audio-recording of a student (or students) in a “high profile or sensitive placement,” the University will use reasonable efforts to inform the student(s) in advance. High profile or sensitive placements will include: (i) the cover of any materials; (ii) a top website placement; or (iii) those which may appear to endorse individual scholarships, or student support services, such as peer tutoring, disability services or academic counseling.

A student may “opt out” of this policy at any time by contacting the Office of Marketing and Communications (OMC) at omc@su.edu. In the event of an opt out, SU will not publish a photo, video or audio recording of such student thereafter. In the event SU inadvertently fails to comply with an opt out, however, the student should contact OMC again, and OMC will remove the photo, video or audio recording promptly. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the University will not be required to remove any student photo, video or audio recording that was published prior to the date on which the student opted out.