Your Connection to Community College Communicators
The National Council for Marketing & Public Relations is the only organization of its kind that exclusively represents marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges. As one of the fastest-growing affiliates of the American Association of Community Colleges, NCMPR has more than 1,700 members from nearly 650 colleges across the United States and Canada.
NCMPR's national headquarters is in Albuquerque, N.M. The organization is governed by a 14-member board of directors. All of them are community college marketing professionals just like you who volunteer their time and expertise to deliver responsive member services and advance the interests of the organization.
The National Council for Marketing & Public Relations is a professional organization for individuals involved in marketing, communications, public relations and enrollment management at community, junior and technical colleges. NCMPR provides professional development opportunities, advocates on behalf of the profession and the institutions it serves, and recognizes professional excellence.
Code of Ethics
This Code of Ethics sets standards of professional conduct that NCMPR values and advocates for its membership. Community college marketing and public relations practitioners are encouraged to:
- Practice honesty and integrity, adhering to the highest standards of accuracy and truth.
- Observe all state and federal laws and institutional regulations pertaining to the practice of public information.
- Provide requested information that is legally deemed public information, avoid knowingly disseminating false or misleading information, and promptly correct erroneous information that has been distributed or published.
- Preserve confidentiality and privacy rights of all individuals, including staff, students and members of governing boards.
- Avoid permitting personal interest to conflict with obligations to their institutions, without full disclosure of such interests to all involved.
- Not accept gifts, fees or any other considerations that could be deemed a conflict of interest.
- Avoid utilizing public funds for the benefit of elected or appointed public officials or for the endorsement of legislative acts except as provided for within the structure of local, state and federal laws and regulations.
- Uphold this Code of Ethics in all professional activity and use NCMPR's name only for purposes that are authorized and fairly represent the organization and its professional standards.