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.
This organization will adhere to all policies and regulations of the University of Louisiana at
Lafayette and the University of Louisiana System. Specifically, this organization will adhere to all
policies and regulations set forth by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of
Louisiana System, and State legislature regarding Hazing. The policy regarding Hazing can be
Editor-in-Chief: Melissa Watson
Web and Content Manager: John roman
Design Manager: Cole Broussard
News Director: David Reed
Sports Editor: Lachelle Smith
Allons Editor: Morri Sampey
Photo Coordinator: Brian Tran
Digital Media: Brianne Hendricks
Business Manager: Seth Savell
Copy Editor: Jami Jacobo
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