Policy Library

860 University-Related Websites

Authority: Approved by the Board of Trustees
Last updated on: December 14, 2018

860.1 Statement of Policy

Any website associated with Indiana State University using the designations “Indiana State University,” “Indiana State,” “ISU,” “Sycamores,” or other University-associated name, nickname, abbreviation, trademark, or symbol, whether established by an academic or administrative unit, a center, a group or individual, must adhere to the following:

(a) Ownership of the registered website name will be held by Indiana State University, and such registration will be made only by the Office of Communications and Marketing.

(b) Selection of the domain name for the registered website must protect the educational status of the official Indiana State University network.

(c) The primacy of the official Indiana State University website(s) and/or portal(s) must be secured and maintained.

(d) Appropriate hosting, server, bandwidth, and associated content and technical support must be secured and approved in advance.

(e) Website content must comply with all official University policies, standards, and practices included in the current University Standards, policies on the use of the University seal, logo, and other ISU symbols, and other standards and practices, including those regularly posted on the official Indiana State University websites. The website may not be used to provide or deliver content to non-ISU sites that frame or otherwise juxtapose it with any other material in such a manner as to make it appear the content originated at the other location.

860.2 Review of Websites; Noncompliance

The Marketing Officer, or designee, will regularly review all websites with names related to Indiana State University for compliance with this policy and procedures. Any websites not in compliance will be notified and dealt with as provided in Policy 870 Web Publications. Failure to comply with these policies and procedures may result in action including termination of the website and/or appropriate civil or criminal action against the website developers/providers/owners.

Related Information

Policy Administrator:
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Policy Contact:
University Marketing
Gillum Hall Room 102
(812) 237- 3772
Procedures and Standards:
Related Policies and Information:
Policy 870 Web Publications
Policy History:
Policy 937 was included in the 2001 University Handbook revision and was included in the February, 2011 Handbook revision. Policy 937 was amended by the ISU Board of Trustees on December 15, 2017. On December 14, 2018, the ISU Board of Trustees approved the renumbering of the policy to Policy 860.