The Vermilion has served as The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's weekly student paper since 1904. The newspaper has been a weekly publication since its inception. The Vermilion is produced on Monday evenings and distributed across campus and local businesses on Wednesdays when class is in session, as well as two-to-three times over the summer.
From editorial decisions to gathering news, The Vermilion is maintained by over 25 UL Lafayette students. As a student publication, The Vermilion's first obligations are to the student body and the pursuit of truth. Vermilion reporters are charged with educating the student body and Lafayette community on the university community's affairs, as well as hold the public institution's administration accountable in the successes (or failures) of the university.
Staff positions are open to any UL Lafayette student enrolled in six hours or more of university credit hours who are in good standing with the university. Vacancies occur throughout the year, especially in the summer months. The editor and business manager of The Vermilion are selected by The Communications Committee, a University of Louisiana at Lafayette entity composed of multiple students and faculty members. All other editorial positions are appointed by the editor.
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