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Student Site Requirements

  • Follow federal website accessibility standards, including providing <alt> tags containing alternative text for all of your site graphics and photos (following the Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973).
  • Be sure to have permission to post each photo or other visual elements before loading them on your site. If you are not sure about copyright issues, check with the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Be sure that your office has permission to reuse any copyrighted text that appears in your site.
  • Language should conform with the University’s Equal Opportunity Policy and Nondiscrimination Statement (see page 43). If in doubt, contact the Office of the General Counsel or Michele Minter, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity.
  • Do not advertise, endorse, link to or include logos for external corporations, or other commercial ventures anywhere on your site — such actions are prohibited by the University. There are limited exceptions to this rule. You may credit an external entity for copyright purposes, but such credits must be factual and not advertising. For example, to credit a photo from, following their guidelines and ours, use: “© [insert current year] JupiterImages Corporation” near the photo or on a credit page. For clarification, please contact Daniel Day, director of communications.
  • “Rights, Rules, Responsibilities” applies to the Web and University entities are responsible for making sure their Web content follows these guidelines.