Loyola University Chicago

Web Support

General Guidelines

Official Pages

Official university Web pages are those developed for Loyola schools, divisions, departments, offices and organizations. Because these pages represent the university, they are expected to conform to basic standards for university identity, accuracy of information, writing and design. Personal pages are not considered official university pages.

Requirements for Official Pages

Accuracy of Information
Individual Loyola school, department, etc., Web pages represent both you and the University. Information presented on these pages is held to the same standards of accountability as that presented in any other official university medium. Web content should be accurate and timely, and procedures for ensuring this should be established and strictly enforced by you and by your department. 

Keep in mind that as you replace out-of-date Web pages that provided key information, your department will need to determine whether that information should be retained for future reference (e.g., to demonstrate compliance or to demonstrate what requirements were in effect at a particular time).

Record retention can be achieved by:

  • Storing a printout of the Web page
  • Or, electronically and securely archiving the Web page under a readily identifiable file name and directory.

Examples of information that may need to be retained include notices required to comply with regulatory agencies (e.g., annual notices for FERPA, campus crime reporting, etc.); admission or matriculation requirements; course, major or graduation requirements; financial assistance information; employee, faculty or student handbooks; course catalogs; policies; etc.

Design Standards
Official Loyola Websites (schools, divisions, departments, offices and organizations) must use approved Loyola Web templates provided in the Terminal Four content management system. These templates offer a consistent design that strengthens Loyola's image, promotes greater usability through established navigation schemes, enhances content presentation and conforms to accessibility standards.