Office of Communications

The AAP Office of Communications establishes and stewards the college brand, visual identity, editorial style and voice, and produces materials that advance the college's mission and goals using print and electronic platforms. The communications team is responsible for the Cornell AAP website, the twice-yearly college magazine (AAP News), and various other printed and electronic information.

The communications office assists college departments and units with their communications needs through editorial support, photography, graphic design consultation, web content management system training, social media training and support, and other capacity building.

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From left: Edith Fikes, Sheri D'Elia, Elise Gold, Rebecca Bowes, William Staffeld, and Patti Witten.

Brand Guidelines and Downloadable Logos

Members of the AAP community can download college, department, and unit logos, and access fonts, color palettes, and photo tips from the AAP Brand Guidelines webpage.

  • Communications team contact: Elise Gold

Editorial Style Guide

AAP uses The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. The full guide can be accessed online from anywhere on campus. The communications office distributes a shorter, college-specific Editorial Style Guide. For citation creation, we recommend Citefast; and for grammar and spell-check in the web interface, we recommend installing the Grammarly extension.

  • Communications team contact: Rebecca Bowes

Share News

AAP alumni, faculty, staff, and students can share news of conference presentations, exhibitions or installations, book or article publication, or press coverage by completing the AAP News Submission Form. Submissions will be considered for feature news stories, "In the News" briefs, or social media.

  • Communications team contacts: Elise Gold, Rebecca Bowes, or Patti Witten

Social Media

AAP is on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. All accounts can be accessed from the footer of the website, or on the Stay Connected page.

  • Communications team contact: Sheri D'Elia

Strategic Project Requests

AAP's Office of Communications works with all college units and departments to assist in the creation of internal and external facing projects such as:

  • Printed and digital student recruitment materials
  • Website optimization projects (microsites, resources for a specific audience, etc.)
  • Stewardship reports for named donors

To initiate a project, please complete the Communications Project Request Form.

Website Content Management System Training

New employees who will be contributing content to the Cornell AAP website will be contacted to set up a training session.

  • Communications team contact: Sheri D'Elia