The Diablo Valley College Marketing and Communications Office (marketing office) offers a wide variety of marketing and graphic design services to our college community. The following list includes most of the things that we do, but if you don’t see something that you need included here, please don’t hesitate to ask…if your project helps promote DVC to our community, then we are happy to support you in any way that makes sense (and as our time permits!) Just ask!
The Diablo Valley College Marketing and Communications Office promotes the college as a “brand.” We represent DVC as a unique college that is distinguished from all others. This approach promotes greater recognition by the general public.
Standards for using the college name, logo, color palette, seal and other items that identify Diablo Valley College are essential in marketing and promoting programs and services. A consistent approach to using the college branding reinforces DVC’s public image with the communities we serve.
The DVC Style and Logo Guidelines pertain to anything that is distributed to the internal or external community including (but not limited to): newsletters, brochures, information packets, advertising materials, handouts and flyers, web pages, social media pages, and reports. We also ask that you follow our guidelines when purchasing any commercial products or “give away” items displaying the college name. If you need help, please contact us.
The easiest way to ensure that you stay within our style guidelines is to bring your project to our office so our graphic designers can create it for you. But for those who would like to design your own flyer, poster, or brochure, the guidelines will help clarify the most frequently asked questions and challenges. Please bring any self-designed projects to the marketing office for final approval prior to production or publication.
Our graphic designers are happy to help you with the design and production of your promotions project. We also offer editorial support including proofing for style and readability and copy editing as needed. We do editorial, design and production work on a wide variety of products for many different promotional and communications uses.
The DVC catalog and schedule of classes for both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon Campus are coordinated, designed and published by the Marketing and Communications Office. The catalog is published in June with an addendum published in August. Our schedules are only published online and published in March (summer), April (fall), and November (spring).
The Marketing and Communications Office is committed to saving money, reaching more students, and taking a “greener” approach whenever possible, by examining our use of printed material and cutting back wherever possible. We are trying to reduce the number of schedules and catalogs that we print each year in favor of digital formats. We also communicate with the internal college community via email and the web and have eliminated printed newsletters and other internal communications. Digital communication support includes:
DVC website– Our office is responsible for the overall content, navigation and visual design of the college website, while the IT department is responsible for the backend support and functionality of the site. Each department, program, service or administrative area on campus is responsible for the content of the individual pages that include information about their area, programs or service. The marketing office will offer editorial services and content consultation as requested (and as time permits), but the ultimate responsibility of the website belongs to all of us, not just marketing or IT.
Please let us know how we can help with your web pages. We offer the following support as time permits: (our web administrator time is very limited, but even if we cannot respond immediately, we still would like to know your concerns.)
The Marketing and Communications Office provides colorful DVC branded information packets that can be customized for your community outreach or campus events. Stop by the office any time to look through our selection of program brochures, student success stories, newsmakers stories, college fact sheet, and much more.
The Marketing and Communications Office processes orders for all college business cards. Complete a business card order form online, or stop by the office to pick one up. You will need a campus GL# and authorizing signature to process your business card order. SUMMER SALE PRICES $25 for 250 cards, or $40 for 500 cards.
The Marketing and Communication Office creates special reports, and college planning documents among many other publication needs that come up throughout the year.
The DVC Marketing and Communications Office is charged with the marketing and promotion of campus wide initiatives, however we are more than happy to offer consultation support as time permits.
When a crisis arises, of which we have unfortunately had more than our share; our marketing director basically needs to drop everything else to work on various communications to internal and external stakeholders. Unfortunately, not a lot of other priorities get done during a media or communication crisis. Thanks for your understanding.
For additional information or support, please contact the Marketing and Communication Office:
Marketing and communications questions – 925-969-2048
Graphic design questions – 925-969-2054 or 925-969-2049
Website questions – 925-969-2050, 925-969-2054 or 969-2049