IS Communications

Tools and strategies for effective marketing and communications for IT services, events and programs.

OSU IT Slack


The OSU IT Slack community consists of over 200 members from University Information and Technology as well as other IT units at Oregon State University.

Join OSU IT Slack Introduction to Slack


Slack Info


Please contact one of the OSU IT Slack administrators if you have a question, or an issue that you would like to discuss. You can contact us directly through Slack or by email.

  • Michael McDonald
  • Kirsten Petersen
  • Shayne Huddleston



Membership to the OSU IT Slack community is currently open to any OSU employee that works with or as part of an IT unit on campus. Some students of Oregon State University are allowed to join on a case-by-case basis. For the most part, however, this community is for employees (including student employees).


Code of Conduct

Above all else, members of this community will abide by Oregon State University’s Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policy guidelines.

Additionally, the OSU IT Slack Community will be a fun, pleasant, and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Participants asked to stop any innapropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately. The OSU IT admins can revoke membership of any member, at any time. Admins will contact that member and explain why he or she is losing membership.

In general, remember to:

  • Offer criticism and feedback in an honest, respectful, and kind way.
  • Be supportive and offer guidance when requested. The value in our community is everyone’s participation.
  • Make fun of things, not people. One of our legacy systems giving you grief? Remember there are people behind those systems.
  • Have fun and participate in the community in whatever way works for you.


Have a question? Direct message or email any of the OSU IT community admins.

IS Communications Toolkit

Logos, templates, tools and more. Use these branded resources to help tell your story and communicate with customers.



Craft secure, professional and branded emails to build user trust and enhance the Information Services brand.

Email Tools



Use photography and graphics to build a narrative with high impact.

Image Tools



Use branded templates to create an impactful Information Services presentation. Note: You'll need to request and install the branded fonts to use the presentation templates.

Presentation Tools

Word Template


UIT Companion Logos

The logo must be used on all forms of communication and whenever the university is being represented. URM has established a set of guidelines for use of the main OSU logo and use of a division or department companion logo.

UIT Logos


Writing and Editorial Style

We've compiled a mini UIT style guide to use as an editorial reference, pulling from UIT and OSU-specific guidelines and common AP style queries. 

UIT Style Guide


Graphic Elements

Coming Soon — In the meantime, check out what graphic elements URM offers in their brand toolkit