About Manchester

Media Relations

Media access policies

Policies for news media access at campuses of Manchester University

Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. It welcomes diversity in its various forms and definitions, encouraging thoughtful and respectful discussion.

The University operates on the principle that restrictions on news media personnel should be limited. However, education and respect for the privacy of students, faculty, staff and visitors remain our top priorities. The University requires that media adhere to the following requirements:

  • Manchester is a private university, and journalists must gain permission prior to coming onto either campus in North Manchester or Fort Wayne. Please contact Anne Gregory, media relations (Media Relations), at aggregory@manchester.edu  (W) 260-892-5285, (M) 260-417-5061; or University Safety at 260-982-5999, which will contact the University communications office about the request.
  • The privately held grounds at Manchester include paved walkways and grassy areas between buildings, as well as the buildings themselves.
  • At the University’s discretion, journalists may report from a Manchester campus on news of public interest, which includes sports and events that are open to the public. They are expected to obey Manchester parking and other regulations and to conduct themselves in accord with the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists. http://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp 
  • The use of still or video images of Manchester property to advocate political positions or candidacies is strictly prohibited.
  • Access to all residence halls and bathrooms is strictly prohibited.
  • Entry to classrooms, offices and places of worship by journalists is limited and must be approved in advance by Media Relations. At least one day’s notice is required. Access will not be granted until Media Relations first secures the consent of the appropriate parties on campus.
  • Those who are asked to leave the grounds must do so immediately. Any person who violates a no-trespass warning may be arrested and charged with criminal trespass.

In times of emergency, all of the above regulations and policies may be suspended or altered without notice.