Content Guidelines and Policies


Messages must be submitted by 2 p.m. the workday before they are to be published to allow for review and editing. Delays may occur for messages:

  • With incomplete or unclear information
  • When related to research studies (see below)


To be included in UNLV Today, submissions must:

  • Be sponsored by an academic or administrative unit, or by an officially sanctioned faculty, staff, or student organization.
  • Be related to university business.
  • Be intended for faculty and staff.
    • For messages intended to reach students, use the RAVE system instead.
  • Be in a readable format, not just a citation of the work.
  • If an event, include time/date/place/sign-up links.
  • Provide contact information.

Messages will not be published in UNLV Today when content:

  • Is not consistent with existing university policies governing conduct of members of the university community (e.g., political and religious policy).
  • Is of purely personal nature, such as classified advertisements or solicitations for personal projects, or focuses on sharing individual opinions.
  • Requests the transmission of credit card information or other sensitive data.
  • Only appropriate to a narrow, targeted audience (e.g., use departmental communications when trying to reach a specific group on campus).
  • Is primarily intended for audiences other than employees (e.g., announcements about programs or events primarily for students).
  • About an individual job opportunity (exception: high-level university positions, such as the ombuds, that are only open internally).
  • Events sponsored by organizations not affiliated with the university.
  • To thank or acknowledge an employee for assistance, visit Rebel Applause. Don't use this as a "job performance."

Recurring Messages: Messages (for example, repeated calls for volunteers) should be submitted no more than two times total and no more frequently than a week apart. This policy ensures content in UNLV Today remains fresh and relevant to readers. Please plan your postings accordingly.

Research Studies: Messages looking for research subjects will be submitted to the Office of Research Integrity (702-895-2794) for approval. Include IRB number in your message to speed the approval process.

Surplus: Surplus messages are not accepted. If you are getting rid of an item from your office that may benefit other departments, contact the UNLV Surplus Center.

Event Announcements

Events should be submitted to the UNLV Master Calendar. This is the official listing for campus event announcements. UNLV Today automatically pulls from this calendar to list that day's events. Therefore, you should not submit a UNLV Today announcement on the day of the event.

To promote your event in advance, you can submit a "Save-the-Date" announcement to UNLV Today. You must include a link to the Master Calendar listing. Save-the-Date/reminder announcements should be submitted no more than two times total and no more frequently than a week apart. This policy ensures content in UNLV Today remains fresh and relevant to readers.

Editing Content

Submitted messages are put into a queue for editorial review. Messages will be edited for grammar, clarity, and consistency with the UNLV editorial style guide, and to comply with the content guidelines. In general, we recommend messages be fewer than 350 words. For lengthier content, consider developing a feature story or using your unit's website for detailed information.

A confirmation email will be sent to the submitter showing the message was approved. If rejected, an email will be sent to the submitter with an explanation.

Questions or Corrections to Submitted Items

Contact a member of the News Center team.