LSUA Image Use Policy

LSUA frequently utilizes still and motion images of academic activities and campus life to enhance the reputation of the institution and to further its educational objectives. LSUA's Image Use Policy sets the standards for the utilization of still or motion images in LSUA communications that feature groups and individuals in these images. LSUA is bound by state and federal laws concerning privacy.

LSUA retains the copyright and licensing of all images taken by University staff or students working on behalf of the University with University equipment. Our images may not be sold, distributed, or reproduced without our permission, and they cannot be reproduced in digital or print without our authorization. When taking original photographs, if the subject is a minor or not an LSUA student, written permission may be required to publish the image in a university publication, on a website, or on social media.

Images taken by university staff or students at public events on-campus or LSUA-sponsored events off-campus are governed by FERPA Directory Information guidelines pertaining to “Participation in Officially Recognized Activities” and “Participation in Officially Recognized Sports.” As such, images of public events may be used without a student’s written permission, provided that the student has not chosen to restrict his or her directory information. FERPA guidelines can be found in the LSUA catalog under “University Regulations.”

For LSUA-sponsored events (including, but not limited to, Spend-A-Day-At-A, Orientation, Scholar Day, and Commencement): By entering the event premises, you hereby grant the University the unrestricted and permanent right and permission, in respect of the photographs and/or video taken of you alone or with others, to use, re-use, publish, and re-publish the same in whole or in part, individually or in conjunction with other photographs or video, and in conjunction with any printed matter, or electronic matter, in any and all media now or hereafter known, and for any purpose whatsoever; and to use your name in conjunction therewith if the University so chooses. You hereby release and discharge the University from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the photographs or video, including without limitation any and all claims for libel or invasion of privacy.