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University Marketing and Communication

Photo Release Policy

As a public university, USC Aiken often uses photographic and electronic images of public campus life, events, ceremonies and other activities to advance the mission of the institution. By visiting, registering at, or being employed by USC Aiken and being present in public settings, you authorize the use and reproduction by the university, or anyone authorized by the university, to any photographs taken while at USC Aiken, without compensation. All photo files are university property, solely and completely.

Use of University Photography

All photographs taken with the consent of University Marketing and Communication staff are the property of USC Aiken and are available for non-commercial use by university students, faculty, and staff, and with prior approval, off-campus media outlets and publications. 

Photo Resources

Pacer Brand Portal

The marketing department utilizes a digital asset management platform.This online photo collection includes a wide range of USC Aiken images such as campus scenes, university buildings, events and interesting classroom and laboratory environments.The high-resolution images may be downloaded for free to use on the web or in reports and presentations. To access the Pacer Brand Portal, you'll need your USC Aiken network credentials. If you need to share assets with individuals outside the university, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll be happy to review your options.

Photography Services

We appreciate at least 3 business days' notice for shoots occurring Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 2 weeks' notice for evening and weekend shoots. 

Although our office is unable to accommodate all the photography requests we receive, we utilize freelance photographers with whom we have relationships. In many cases, UMC will book and pay for a freelance photographer based on the availability of internal resources and the scale of the event. Please note that we do not provide photographic services for organizations external to the university.

Also, be aware that people being photographed must sign a release form and a sign must be posted at events informing attendees that they are being photographed.