Biography and History

The Office of Athletic Communications is the division of Princeton University's Department of Athletics responsible for disseminating information about Princeton's athletic programs and student athletes. This objective is accomplished through the distribution of publications such as game-day programs and media guides and the issuing of press releases. The Office of Athletic Communications is also the Department of Athletics' chief liaison with print and broadcast media and the Ivy League Conference.

By the 1960s, athletics at Princeton had become such an important element of the daily life of the University that the Office of Communications maintained a full-time staff member to deal strictly with communications regarding sports. By 1975 the number of individuals dedicated to athletic communications had grown to three and the group moved out of the main Communications offices in Stanhope Hall to Jadwin Gymnasium, thus giving birth to the Office of Sports Information. In 1984 this title was changed to the Office of Athletic Communications, and following an administrative reorganization in 1994 the office was placed under the supervision of the Director of Athletics.

Source: From the finding aid for AC206

  • Office of Athletic Communication Records. 1879-2002 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC206

    The Office of Athletic Communications is the division of Princeton University's Department of Athletics which is responsible for publications, media relations, and other communications needs related to Princeton's intercollegiate sports teams and student athletes. The records contain game-day programs, media guides, press releases, statistics, photographs, and files on notable Princeton athletes.