Marketing and Communications
The University Marketing & Communications Office is the primary source for information about the University of Guam. The office oversees internal communications, media relations, marketing and advertising, website development, and social media accounts for the University. The MarCom Office also sets and maintains the branding and editorial guidelines for the University.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUESTS
The University of Guam complies with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or Sunshine Reform Act of 1999, codified at 5 GCA Chapter 10. The FOIA provides that every person has the right to inspect and take a copy of any public document on Guam, except as otherwise expressly prohibited in law.
Not all records kept by the University are open to public inspection. 5 GCA §§10104 and 10108 list those records that are not disclosable within the government of Guam. Additionally, under §10108 (l), the following University records are not disclosable to the public: (i) all applicant records regarding admission, financial aid and/or scholarships, except the names and majors/areas of concentration of Financial Aid recipients funded directly or indirectly through repayments by prior recipients by a fund of the government of Guam, including the University of Guam’s Student Financial Assistance Program Fund, which shall be public information and not covered as private writings; (ii) closed archives of the Richard F. Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center, as per agreement with donor; and (iii) anonymity agreements regarding financial donations and other contributions made to the University only to the extent needed to protect the identity of the donor.
To make a FOIA request, a request may be emailed to at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or faxed to (671) 734-2296, or mailed to the University of Guam Executive Offices at UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923. Requests made to other offices within the University will be referred to the University Marketing and Communications Office.
Requests shall be answered within four (4) working days from receipt of the request. Some information contained in the records may be redacted, if exempted from disclosure by law. A requestor will be notified if the request falls within an exemption that prohibits disclosure of the requested record(s). In unusual circumstances, a request may be extended up to ten (10) calendar days, in accordance with 5 GCA §10103(e).
The University may charge the media or the general public a copying fee of up to ten cents (10₵) for the first page, and two cents (2₵) for each page thereafter. Fees shall be paid in advance for certified copies, as provided for in 5 GCA §10102. No fees shall be charged to any government of Guam department, agency, instrumentality or public corporation, so long as the documents are requested in an official capacity.
The University submits an annual report to the Attorney General of Guam covering FOIA request information for the preceding fiscal year, in accordance with 5 GCA §10107.
Mangilao, Guam 96913
The University of Guam is a U.S. Land Grant and Sea Grant Institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. UOG is an equal opportunity provider and employer committed to diversity, equity and inclusion through island wisdom values of inadahi yan inagofli'e: respect, compassion, and community.