Official University Web Policy: An Overview

Loyola University's official website (www.loyno.edu) is the registered domain for Loyola University New Orleans. It is maintained by the Office of Web Communications, and managed by the Office of Marketing and Communications.

The primary target audience of the website is prospective students. Secondary audiences include current students, faculty, staff, alumni, news media, and the general public searching for information about the university.

The Office of Web Communications is responsible for making decisions on behalf of the university regarding information architecture, usability, design, technical structure, and strategy for the official university website. These decisions are made with consideration of current usability models, information architecture standards, analytics data, the university’s mission and goals, and input from the university’s constituents.

A note on site content: Loyola University does not monitor the content of material transported across its networks. However, complaints about violations are investigated by the Office of Information Technology. Individuals who believe that a violation of this policy has occurred should contact Bret Jacobs, Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, 518 Monroe Hall, ext. 3979.

Who creates the University's websites?

Official websites for academic and administrative units must be created and approved by the Office of Web Communications in adherence to the official university website policies and utilizing branded templates provided by the Office of Web Communications.

All editors of the Loyola website must be trained on basic procedures and standards for the university site by a member of the web communications staff before access is granted.

Individuals (staff) and non-academic student organizations (e.g., Greek, extra curricular) are responsible for their own web content and pages, which must adhere to U.S. and international copyright law (including guidelines for fair use); comply with local, state, and federal laws; and comply with university web policies and all other university policies.

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