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Media Relations

OU-Tulsa Marketing and Communications is staffed by professionals with extensive experience working in and with members of the news media every day. In addition to issuing news releases and media advisories concerning items of journalistic interest happening on campus, we work with all local, national, and international news outlets to provide access to the wide array of experts that serve as faculty and staff at OU-Tulsa.

Members of the television, print, and online news media should direct all inquiries concerning stories or projects involving OU-Tulsa or an OU-Tulsa program to our Director of Communications Bonnie Rucker at or by phone at (918) 660-3317.

If you are a faculty or staff member with a question about OU-Tulsa media relations, or you would like to reach out to a media organization about your program, event, or other item of interest, e-mail Bonnie or submit a marcomm request form.

We support OU-Tulsa by heading all marketing efforts for the university, including but not limited to the design and production of marketing materials, media related to the university such as photos and video, media relations and training, the OU-Tulsa website and official social media accounts, crisis communications, and event planning. Additionally, we serve our university community in creating properly branded communication and coordinate with those outside the community to help tell the OU-Tulsa story. 

We love to help people talk about OU-Tulsa and represent the university in writing, photography, and through video. We'd love to talk to you about your project and help in any way we can. Please fill out our request form and we'll be in touch.

We do not charge for noncommercial work related to and for the benefit of the OU-Tulsa community.

While it can vary by project, a good rule of thumb is to contact us 2 to 4 weeks before any deadline. The earlier the better!

Yes, our team does need to review any marketing materials that are produced for OU-Tulsa. This ensures that brand standards are met and all copy and design are compliant. We are here to support you and ensure that your materials are consistent with the OU-Tulsa brand. Additionally, this allows for another set of eyes to review your materials giving you peace of mind for grammar and editing errors.

Absolutely. Experts from OU-Tulsa have been used as sources for projects on topics as wide ranging as health care, politics, education, and many more. Please see our media relations page for more information, or e-mail Bonnie Rucker at

If you are a media outlet or news station looking to broadcast live from the OU-Tulsa campus, contact Bonnie Rucker at

Professional photos and video are allowed to be taken on campus with prior consent of our marketing department. To request permission, please fill out a request form.

Noncommercial/hobby drone flight/photography/videography is prohibited on campus under all circumstances. Commercial/Part 107 licensed drone photography/videography is rarely allowed and only under very narrow circumstances, requiring permission from OU-Tulsa Marketing and other school agencies. If possible, it's recommended that you request pre-existing drone photos/footage instead.