News and Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs is the primary resource for public relations, publications, and digital communication services for the college. Staff members assist in providing guidance on internal and external communication methods and practices.

Members of the media requesting faculty commentary for news articles, broadcasts or online channels should contact the Office of Public Affairs at 212-346-8501 or publicaffairs@bmcc.cuny.edu.

Media and Video Access Guidelines and Procedures

The Office of Public Affairs at Borough Manhattan Community College serves as the college’s primary liaison with members of the media. Our Public Affairs team is responsible for disseminating public information; facilitating interviews with students, faculty, and staff; seeking positive coverage for the college’s people, programs, and activities; and responding to requests from journalists. We make every effort to accommodate members of the media interested in attending campus events or otherwise covering the college.

As a general rule, the college welcomes members of the media to public events on our campus. Journalists who wish to attend an event at BMCC should normally contact the Office of Public Affairs at least 24 hours in advance in order to facilitate their visit. The college reserves the right to place reasonable limitations on media access, which may include restricting cameras and recording devices, requiring New York press credentials, or coordinating a press pool.

As a campus community that embraces diversity, BMCC does not discriminate against members of the media on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, disability, veteran or marital status.

Event organizers who wish to contact members of the external media in order to request coverage and/or invite journalists should coordinate in advance with the Office of Public Affairs. Such notification will enable the College to accommodate media coverage in the appropriate manner.

As members of the BMCC community, student reporters from our campus- based authorized student media outlets are not required to provide advanced notice or coordinate with the Office of Public Affairs. Such student reporters may attend any college event by following the standard registration instructions, if required. They may access any event by presenting a college-issued student press pass, which will be provided to each registered student media organization by the Office of Student Affairs.

Members of the media, including student journalists acting in their official capacity, may not be granted access to campus activities where confidentiality is required.

For information about media access at BMCC, contact the Office of Public Affairs at (212) 220-8501 or email publicaffairs@bmcc.cuny.edu