News and Communications
Media Relations: TSU's Liasion With the Media
External Relations serves as the liaison between the media and the College. Faculty and staff often serve as experts for the media, suggest ideas for press releases, and request media coverage for specific events. Email
to submit requests or fill out a Media Relations Request form.
The Department of Media Relations serves as the liaison between the media and the University. The Director of Media Relations and Public Information Officer support the administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni of Tennessee State University.
Regular media relations hours are 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and around-the-clock for emergency situations.
For after-hour inquiries or emergencies, please call the Department of Public Safety at 615.963.5171. All media inquiries should be directed to media relations. News media should contact the Department of Media Relations for assistance in facilitating interviews.
For all media queries, please make sure to include your:
- media outlet
- and the best way to reach you.
Media questions should be directed to:
Rick DelaHaya, Director of Media Relations
Filming or Photography on Campus
News media are welcome to shoot video and still photography in most outdoor areas of the Tennessee State University campus. Permission to shoot inside academic and administrative buildings is required in all cases. For permission, contact the Department of Media Relations at 615.963.5331.
For any one interested in filming or taking commercial photos on campus, please send an email request to the Department of Media Relations at
- Your name
- Contact information including email and telephone number
- Company affiliation
- Brief description of what you would like to film or photograph
The Department will review your request and if approved, contact you with further instructions. All requests should be placed at least two weeks prior to the planned activity.
Parking arrangements can be made for news media covering stories on the Tennessee State University campus. Contact the Department of Media Relations at 615.963.5331 for assistance. For after hours events, call the Department of Public Safety at 615.963.5171.