Online Communications Policy
4.0 Classification of LSU Web Sites
The University seeks to provide an environment that encourages access to knowledge and the sharing of information. The University has an obligation to maintain conditions under which the work of the University can go forward freely, in accordance with the highest standards of quality, institutional integrity, and freedom of expression, with full recognition by all concerned of the rights and privileges, as well as the responsibilities, of those who comprise the University community. Three classes of LSU Web sites have been established:
- Official Web site
- Affiliated Web sites
- Unofficial Web sites
For more information about “Classes of Web sites, see the LSU Web Standards Manual-Classes of LSU Web sites.
Official pages are created and maintained by official LSU units and departments to disseminate information deemed contributive to the goals and objectives of individual LSU units. The Office of Communications & University Relations and Information Technology Services facilitate web page creation, maintenance, evaluation, and updating of official pages.
Official pages include, the LSU homepage and gateway pages, Chancellor's Office, administrative units and committees directly supervised by the Chancellor's office, the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost , the Vice-Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Services, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, the Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Academic Services; academic units supervised by deans, the Faculty Senate, the Staff Senate. Exceptions to this classification include the LSU Athletic Department.
These sites must adhere to the PS-10, PS-30, PS-93, PS-107, LSU Visual Identity Program, and the LSU Online Communications Policy.
Affiliated pages are those created by University recognized student, faculty or staff organizations. These pages are created and maintained by these units.
The Vice Chancellor for the Division of Student Life determines which student organizations are recognized by the university. (See requirements related to affiliated pages.)
Faculty, staff, and student pages created to present personal and professional interests. These pages are created and maintained by individuals. (See requirements related to unofficial pages.)
Page last updated:
September 24, 2009