Student Affairs Communications

Who We Are

Student Affairs Communications (SA Comms) is a team of strategists, writers, designers, digital experts, web developers, social media specialists, and marketers, who partner with the units in the Division of Student Affairs to provide communications support that helps students thrive in their academic journey and beyond.

 

How to work with our team

To accommodate the growth of our division, priorities and the current campus climate, we have adjusted our processes to better serve students, partners, plan and prioritize. Please review the options below. Updated Spring 2021.

 

Emergencies and critical communications needs

Please contact Adam Ratliff (adam.ratliff@berkeley.edu / (510) 365-4475) immediately with any crisis communications needs. 

For web emergencies (web site is down or not functioning correctly), please email Dean Poblete (dean.poblete@berkeley.edu), Hui Zhang (hui8@berkeley.edu), and Moe Himed (mhimed@berkeley.edu).

 

Marketing & Communications Projects 

Have projects that your unit has historically worked on with SA Comms? In general many things have been put on hold to accommodate the growth of the pandemic’s impact on communications to students. Some projects will continue as planned. Please work with your assigned Marketing Communications Manager (MCM) who is your contact that manages projects with the support of our creative team. Note: Not every project will require an MCM. MCM assignments are subject to change based on divisional priorities and workload. 

If you aren’t sure who to contact, please email us at sacommunications@berkeley.edu.

 

Request Form 

Anyone can complete this request form for these types of requests: website edits, site map changes, web editor training, video uploads, advanced/backend drupal or wordpress support, logo requests, social media posts, analytics and more. If needed a member of the SA Comms team will contact you within 2 business days with a status update or additional questions. Most requests typically take 2-4 business days to complete. Requests are subject to being declined based on current divisional priorities, ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, scope of request and team resources.

Questions on the status of your request email us at sacommunications@berkeley.edu.

Peak Time Notice: Our team typically experiences a few peak times of year (Early Aug - Early Sept, and Feb - April) due to multiple, large communication efforts throughout the division that occur at the same time of year. Additionally, we are actively supporting COVID-19 pandemic communications. During these times you may experience longer turnaround times for your requests. Thank you for your patience and know we will complete your request as soon as we can. 

 

"Large Scope" Projects for Executive Review

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are not supporting non-annual/non-recurring projects (ie., has not been previously approved and requires a significant level of work) at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

For technology requests, please contact Student Affairs IT to learn more. 

 

Contact Us  

Contact sacommunications@berkeley.edu and we will connect you with the correct team member or resource.