The Office of Media Relations is primarily responsible for maintaining a continuous flow of communication among the university’s various internal and external publics, and broadening and strengthening the university’s ties to them. To accomplish this, the Office of Media Relations works closely with news organizations throughout the state to ensure that newsworthy campus events are properly reported.

The office also maintains the University’s speakers bureau and oversees the production of many campus publications, including alumni information and the Tiger Yearbook. Special programs, which seek to bring together various University stakeholders, are also planned and sponsored by the Office of Media Relations.