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Media Contacts

Find an Expert

With world-renowned faculty of more than 4,000 scholars, the University of Pennsylvania can provide experts from Penn’s 12 schools and many centers and institutes to comment on topics in the news. The Office of University Communications can arrange such contacts.

Ron Ozio, Director of Media Relations, at 215-898-8658,

Media Access Policy

We are eager to work with the media and assist you with your needs. Please contact the office for assistance with visiting the Penn campus, and outreach to faculty and staff. For events and building access, please contact us in advance. Credentials may be required for special events.

Commercial Filming Guidelines

Anyone who wishes to film on campus for non-news purposes is required to work with University Communications and Penn’s Office of General Counsel to negotiate specific terms of the agreement. Requests must be submitted in writing and include the following:
·      Locations requested
·      Date and time of shooting
·      Length of shooting
·      Number of people involved in each day’s shooting
·      Type of activity to be filmed, taped, or photographed
·      List of equipment and vehicles used in connection with the project

For more information about guidelines and policies for filming on campus, contact: Ron Ozio, Director of Media Relations, at 215-898-8658,

Photo Use Guidelines

University Communication can provide, by request, photos for media use. Photos supplied by the University or by a freelance photographer are copyrighted materials that may not be manipulated without express consent from the copyright holder (either the photographer or University department/office that owns the photo).

For more information about photography on campus, contact: Scott Spitzer, Manager, Web Design and Photographic Content, at, 215-573-6452.

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University Communications

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3901 Walnut Street 
Philadelphia, PA