Campus Promotion Guidelines and Resources

The marketing and communications office has multiple ways to help you distribute information to students.

On this page:

Social media

The marketing and communications office maintains the primary Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn channels for DVC. These are great outlets to engage students and the community. Events, important dates and deadlines, and on-campus activities are just some of the many things we promote on these accounts. 

Please consider the following when submitting a request:

  • Each social media platform has different sizing requirements that change regularly. For current specs, please visit: Hubspot Ultimate Social Media Image Dimensions Infographic.
  • Posts must be mobile friendly, so please limit the amount of text on graphics.
  • To increase engagement with your content, we recommend prioritizing high quality photos over graphics. 
  • 8.5" x 11" flyers cannot be posted to social media. 
  • Please note: the communications and marketing office does not recommend creating social pages for your department.

Please email posts, graphics/images to kparsons@dvc.edu or tag the college’s accounts in your own posts.

Social media sites are a great way to engage and inform students about your college department and/or program, but building a following and maintaining the site is a lot of work. You cannot expect immediate results and you could be spending many hours creating content that very few people are reading. If you are thinking about creating or currently have social media accounts for your department and/or program, please read our Social Media Guidelines

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Events calendar

The DVC events calendar is one of the best ways you can promote your event to students. To submit your event, complete the event submission form.

Please consider the following when submitting a request:

  • Use for events relevant to audiences internal and external to campus.
  • Submit your request along with an image or graphic that can be cropped to 500px X 500px.
  • We recommend prioritizing high quality photos over graphics. 8.5" x 11" flyers cannot be posted to the calendar. 
  • Events cannot be posted without an image or graphic. Posts must be mobile friendly, so please limit the amount of text on graphics.

Once you have submitted your information via the event submission form, the communications and marketing office will review and publish your event on the live calendar within three business days.

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InSite banner

The marketing and communications office displays events and important information on Insite. InSite banners are used for events and services relevant to audiences internal to campus. Note: there are a limited number of banner spaces available. Banners can be published for one or all three audiences – faculty, staff, students.

Please consider the following when submitting a request:

  • Specs: 570px X 180px, 72 dpi, under 30k, PNG or JPG
  • Posts must be mobile friendly, so please limit the amount of text on graphics.

Email graphics to kparsons@dvc.edu with specifications on which audiences should see your banner.

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Campus monitors

The college has several digital display monitors across the campus where important information for students and upcoming events are posted. 

Please consider the following when submitting a request:

  • Use for events and services relevant to audiences internal to campus.
  • Specs: 3200px X 1800px (16:9 Canva and PowerPoint), JPG
  • 8.5" x 11" flyers cannot be posted to the monitors. 
  • Please limit the amount of text on graphics. Use a minimum font size of 32.  
  • Class/course promotion can only be displayed in the area of its discipline. 

Email graphics to kparsons@dvc.edu

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eConnect - Student newsletter

The eConnect newsletter is a monthly email newsletter that goes out to all currently registered students. Please see our eConnect page for guidelines for the type of information and the publication schedule.

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The Inquirer - Student newspaper

The centerpiece of Diablo Valley College's journalism program is the award-winning, student-run newspaper The Inquirer. The Inquirer online publishes—and posts to social media—new articles on a biweekly basis, distributed to students and faculty through a campus-wide "DVC Headlines" newsletter. The Inquirer's print edition restarted in fall 2022 and appears monthly with a circulation of 2,000.

If you have an interesting story to share, an event coming up, or news about projects or people who deserve attention, please contact advisor Michael Levitin to see about including it in an upcoming edition.

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Posting on campus

Banners and signage

Banners and signage are overseen by the Marketing Department. Contact Sharrie Bettencourt for consultation.

Bulletin boards are managed by the Student Life Office. The maximum size for bulletin board requests is 11”x17”. There are ten boards on campus. Contact Todd Farr for more information.

Print and mail resources

DVC Printshop Black & white and full color available. Contact Teresa Towers for a quote. Send final files along with quantity needed to: dvcprintshop@dvc.edu.

Sizes available:

  • Standard letter: 8.5”x11”
  • Poster: 11”x17”
  • Bookmarks: 6”x2” 15-up on 12”x18” sheet
  • Large over size posters and banners up to 36”
  • Quarter sheet: 4.25”x5.5”
  • Half sheet: 8.5”x5.5”
  • Sandwich Board: 22”x28”

Printing costs are the responsibility of the program/department. Please supply a GL number for billing.

External vendor: Folger Graphics 21093 Forbes Ave, Hayward, CA 94545. www.folgergraphics.comContact Kirk at
kirkfolger@folgergraphics.com or 510-887-5656 x103
 

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Contact Communications and Marketing

Director:
Brandy Howard  925-969-2048 bhoward@dvc.edu
Media Design Specialist:
Sharrie Bettencourt 925-969-2049 sbettencourt@dvc.edu
Web Administrator:
Ken Statham 925-969-2051 kstatham@dvc.edu
Communications and Marketing Coordinators:
Keith Parsons 925-969-2054 kparsons@dvc.edu
Lori Golden 925-969-2050 lgolden@dvc.edu
Web Project Coordinator:
Kat King 925-969-2292 kking@dvc.edu

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