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University World Wide Web Site Policy

The purpose of the St. Bonaventure University Web site is to promote the educational aims of the University including access to scholarly resources, informational tools, and course-related content. In addition, the Web site provides information about the University, its mission and services, its faculty and students, and its events and programs. Departments and Schools may create electronic home pages, personal pages, publications pages, or others that carry out official University business in support of the University's mission.

The St. Bonaventure University World Wide Web Home Page is an official publication of the University. Unless otherwise indicated, all text and photographs appearing on the Home Page or subsequent official pages linked to it are copyrighted and should not be reproduced without written permission from an appropriate University official.

Contents of all electronic pages must be consistent with St. Bonaventure University policies and local, state, and federal laws. Copyright and trademark rules must be strictly observed. A page may be considered in violation if it contains links to a page that violates the policy.

The Office of Public Relations is responsible for the style and content of the official University Home Page prior to inclusion on the official University Home Page. In order to achieve consistency and coherence between the St. Bonaventure Home Page and subsequent pages, recommendations will be given on the format and content of information presented on first-level pages below the official home page. Pages below these first-level pages are the responsibility of the specific group or department.

A subcommittee of the Faculty Senate/University Technology Committee will be appointed annually to interpret policies and procedures. This subcommittee will also assist in the promulgation and review of Web procedures. If, through random checks, a problem is discovered, the page manager will be contacted with a request that the problem be corrected. If the page contains blatant violations of University policies, it will be immediately removed until subcommittee review can occur.

Home pages linked to the St. Bonaventure University home page may be created by schools, departments, programs, faculty, staff, and officially recognized student groups. Other St. Bonaventure University entities, such as committees, may request inclusion; decisions on whether or not to accommodate such requests and where such information should reside will be made on a case-by-case basis, according to the policies and procedures.

Official pages shall bear the University logo. Every page written/administered by an employee of the University that does not have a disclaimer to the contrary must be viewed as an official statement by that individual in his/her capacity as an employee of the University. All pages that are not officially sanctioned, such as faculty/staff personal pages, must contain the following disclaimer: "The views and opinions expressed on this page are those of the page developers and not necessarily those of St. Bonaventure University. Any comments on the contents of this page should be directed to the page developers."

Authors of both unofficial and official pages are responsible for the timely updating of the text and images contained on those pages. A page manager must be appointed and periodic review of content must be made. Ownership of the pages must be clearly defined, and a clickable e-mail link back to the owner must be provided. The page manager for official pages is responsible for informing the Office of Public Relations whenever a significant change is made to his/her area's pages.