Web Policy *OLD*

All departments employed by Nicholls State University are encouraged to have a presence on the University’s Web site. Each department may request access to the server to produce a home page that can provide information about their department. The department director, or chair, must sign the request to be linked to the University’s Web Site.

Once the request has been approved, a link will be created to the designated page location provided that it meets the required criteria:

The following information must appear on all pages:

  1. Colleges and Departments must use templates to maintain consistant navigation between Nicholls State University Web sites. Student organizations are not required to use these templates.
  2. Department or organization name and contact information including phone, office location, mailing address, and e-mail address.

The following must be adhered to:

  1. All links to outside (non-Nicholls) web sites must be approved by the Web Manager.
  2. All material for the web pages must meet standards as defined by the Web Advisory Committee.
  3. Copyright and trademark licensing regulations and laws must be followed. When in doubt consult the Web Manager.

All state and federal laws and University policies regarding nondiscrimination, libel and copyright, offensive material, etc., must be obeyed. It is the intention of the University that pages within the University’s web site are to be constructed in a manner which allows persons with disabilities to obtain essential information. The use of only graphic based navigation (imagemaps) is discouraged. If used, a text-based method of navigation must be included. Graphical buttons and images should include the “ALT” tag to provide descriptive text information.

Inclusion on the Nicholls State University Web site is a privilege contingent upon the organization complying with all University policies and regulations as outlined in the student handbook. Nicholls State University reserves the right to remove the link to any student organization’s home page if the University deems the action appropriate or in the best interest of the University.

Inappropriate uses of these resources include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing copyrighted materials without authorization
  • Providing any materials for personal commercial gain
  • Being compensated for providing materials for any party which is not entitled to use the University’s resources
  • Providing materials whose nature or volume compromises the ability of the server to serve other users’ documents
  • Improper use of Nicholls’ name or logos
  • Using the web pages in a way which violates University policies or applicable state and federal laws

The department is responsible for developing all page content and obtaining the skills necessary for web page creation. All pages should be reviewed at a minimum of once per semester for outdated material. Failure to revise outdated information in a timely manner is grounds for removal of the organization’s link.

Departments are encouraged to be creative within the limitations outlined above. The web is an electronic medium which can be used to promote your organization in an effective manner to a global audience. The page should reflect the ideals and standards of the organization in a positive manner.

Required items to include:

  1. Name of Department
  2. Mission
  3. Goals
  4. Curriculum
  5. Faculty
  6. Required footer format:


Last Reviewed: (review date) Last Modified: (modification date)

Comments to Page Coordinator: (page coordinator name) at (official organization e-mail address)

Page URL: (location of page)

Copyright: (Year) (Organization Name)

Suggested formatting:

  1. Pages should be designed to work on both 680×480 pixels and 800×600 pixels.
  2. Pages should be viewable in both Explorer and Netscape browser formats.

Please direct any question regarding the content of web pages to the Web Manager, 125 Elkins Hall, 448-4135. HTML authoring and publishing help can also be obtained from this office on a limited basis at the discretion of the Web Manager.