All photographic images, digital or film, taken by University Communications and Marketing (UCOMM) belong to the state of North Carolina and are the property of NC State University. As the university’s steward, UCOMM reserves the right to use these images to serve the interests of NC State University, including making images available to any entity of the university or the general public at any time.
Any university partner can request to withhold images from shared use by requesting an embargo at a 15% increase to the correlating bill. Embargoed images remain private until the established release date, up to a year from the date of the photoshoot. After the release date, the embargoed photos can become available to university partners, including uploaded to NC State Photos for campus use. Special cases or needs are handled on a case by case basis.