Communicate Your Event

The following process is designed to help students who are planning events to: 
  • Minimize schedule conflicts
  • Maximize use of the communication channels available to you
  • Increase campus community awareness of the opportunities available
  • Increase involvement and attendance at your event

Step One:  Schedule

  • Review to see what else is going on.
  • Choose the date and time with the fewest conflicts related to the target group for your event.  For example, if student-athletes make up a large percentage of those you anticipate being involved in your activity, choose a date when the team doesn't have a scheduled game.

Step Two:  Get Approval

  • Discuss the details of your event with and get approval for your event from Dean of Community Life Bruce Morgan or Assistant Dean of Community Life Tim Shetter.  PCI-related events must be approved by a staff member in the Student Services & Ministries Office.
  • You must secure approval for your event before moving to Step Three.

Step Three:  Reserve

Step Four: Post on Master Calendar

  • Confirm details of your event.
  • Email Web Communications to submit details.
  • This is the heart of Bryan's communication system because other communication channels (Announcer, digital signage, etc.) derive much of their information from the master calendar.  If an event does not appear here, it doesn't officially exist.

Step Five: Include on Digital Signage

Step Six: Request a Press Release
(Optional & Subject to Approval)

If your event is open to the public (a concert, for example) and you would like to promote the event via an official college press release submitted to local newspapers, please contact

Step Seven:  Send E-Mail Announcement to Student Body
(Optional & Subject to Approval)

Send details of your announcement to and request that your message be forwarded to the student body e-mail distribution list.

Step Eight: Post a Sign on Approved Bulletin Boards
(Optional & Subject to Approval)

  • Bring poster to the Office of Student Life for approval.
  • Once approved, you may hang your sign on the approved bulletin board location.  No signs may be hung on walls, glass doors, window, etc., as the tape damages surfaces with sticky residue after signs are removed.

Step Nine: Make a Chapel Announcement
(Optional & Subject to Approval - Limit One Announcement Per Event)

  • Remember that chapel announcements are a privilege, not a right. The Office of Student Life may choose not to do announcements in chapel at any time.
  • Your chapel announcement must meet the following qualifications:
    • Chapel announcements must be made in association with a Bryan College club, class or organization.
    • Chapel announcements (handheld microphone announcements or DVD announcements) must be 60 seconds or less.
    • Media files should be emailed to Jeff Eenigenburg or brought to his office on a thumb drive no later than 48 hours in advance. Please note that the following files are incompatible and must be converted to a compatible file or burned to a CD/DVD: flv, avi, windows media, and real player files.
    • Regular announcements must be requested at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Please check the Chapel Announcement Availability list to see which chapels are available for announcements.
  • Please email Student Life describing as specifically as possible your needs or plans for your announcement, subject to approval.
  • You must come 5 minutes early to the front of Rudd to connect with Anna Stewart, Coordinator for Strategic Support, before chapel begins.

Step Ten: Use Social Media to Communicate Your Event (optional)

  • Bryan has a social media policy that outlines requirements for all official Bryan College social networking sites,  This policy does not apply to personal social media accounts.
  • Here's a link to all of Bryan's official social media channels.  If you need to know who manages any of these accounts, please contact the web communications department.