Web Sites

As amended July 2016

Any College employee, department, program, student, or student group may create and host web pages on the College computing resources designated for such use. Currently supported web platforms include WordPress, which supports the College’s official site and whose use is coordinated by College Relations, as well as tools such as “Google Sites” and “Blogger” within the Google Apps suite.

In the case of department and program pages created by a College department or program, pages must be hosted on the College’s instance of WordPress and coordinated with College Relations so that they conform to the College’s design standards. A full-time College employee must be designated as responsible for continued maintenance of content on department and program pages.

Faculty, student groups, and other individuals who wish to develop personal pages are welcome to use the tools provided within the Google Apps suite. Permission to use material from Allegheny College’s official web pages, including both text and graphic elements like the College logo and gator, on individuals’ sites must be obtained in advance in writing from College Relations.

Information on web sites hosted by Allegheny must conform to existing College policies, as well as applicable federal, state and local laws. Content is limited to non-profit educational and personal uses: Commercial use of Allegheny’s web resources is not supported. Web pages may not contain information about another party without the consent of that party with the exception of links to content already being provided by the other party, provided such links are presented respectfully.

As noted elsewhere in these policies, material on Allegheny hosted web sites is subject to copyright laws.