The Shield


Let us help your business reach our students. The Shield is the best way to reach USI students and employees with your message.


Contact us today at or 812-464-1870.


Online Ads

Our website has two ad placement areas:

  • Banner (728×90 pixels) $204/month
  • Sidebar box (300×250 pixels) $204/month

Print Ads

The Shield distributes 2,500 copies of the weekly print edition to more than 30 campus locations every Thursday.

The deadline for reserving ad space is noon Fridays. Camera-ready ads are due noon Monday preceding publication. Any changes to an ad after noon Monday will incur a $5 charge.

Sizes (inches) and prices:

  • Full page (9.75×20.6) $800
  • Half page (9.75×10.1 or 4.8×20.6) $400
  • Quarter page (9.75×5.1 or 4.8×10.1) $200
  • Eight page (4.8×4.9) $100
  • Banner (9.75×1.5) $60
  • Twelfth page (4.8×3.35 or 3.13×5.32) $75
  • Business card (4.8×2.15) $50

Full color: $110/ad

Ad design: $25



Transitions, our new student guide, is available on newsstands all summer and is distributed during student orientations. The deadline to reserve your space is Feb. 28.

Sizes (inches) and prices:

  • Full pages (7.25×10)
    • Back cover (color) $550
    • Inside covers (color) $450
    • Inside pages (color) $330
    • Inside pages (b/w) $290
  • Half pages (7.25×4.95)
    • Half page (color) $185
    • Half page (b/w) $145
  • Quarter pages (3.5×4.95)
    • Quarter page (color) $120
    • Quarter page (b/w) $80

Ad design: $25


Post your message on our newspaper stands at one of 15 high-traffic locations.

We’ll print and display a color poster (11×17) for $100 per rack/month. We can design it for you for an additional $25. You’ll receive a 15 percent discount for 3 or more.

Deadline: 2 weeks if we are printing only OR 4 weeks if we are designing and printing.

Pre-Printed Inserts

Prices: (2,500 copies, flat rate, does not include printing)

  • Single sheet (1 or 2-sided) $300
  • 2 sheets $400
  • 4 sheets $500

All insert content must be approved by The Shield 6 business days prior to placement.

Ship 2,500 copies to: (must be received 3 business days prior to insertion)

Henderson Gleaner
c/o The Shield (Issue Date)
455 Klutely Park Plaza
Henderson, KY 42420

Advertising Policies

All ad copy is subject to review by The Shield Editorial Board.

All payments are processed through the University of Southern Indiana accounting department.

Invoices and tear sheets will be mailed by the 15th day of each month.

Pre-payment is encouraged.

To pay with a credit card, go to

Direct all billing questions and requests to The Shield business manager.

University of Southern Indiana's student publication