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Web Policies for Student Organizations

Student Life and Development has recently adopted new website policies for use by all student organizations. It is the responsibility of the organization webmaster, or person with website maintenance duties, to become familiar with the policies and bring their site(s) into compliance.

The policies are subject to change and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • In order to qualify for web directory space using university resources; a campus student organization must have completed the SLD recognition process.

  • If a student organization fails to meet the yearly requirements to remain listed as an active SLD organization, that organization’s web space may be removed or suspended from the university servers until the requirements are met. (Restoration of the original page and data may not be available in every case.)

  • Files stored in the student organization’s web directory should relate to the student organization and should be actively linked to the organization’s web pages. The student organization web space should not be used for file storage of non-related programs or data. (It is possible that files in these categories will be removed without warning nor ability for restoration, from the university servers.)

  • The student organization’s web pages must conform to any network or computer usage guidelines published by CSULB, or Network Services, at this time or in the future. Failure to conform to these guidelines will be grounds for denying web space to the student organization. Please see Policies of CSULB Computing Resources for more information.

  • web page authors and student officers also need to familiarize themselves with legal issues that relate to the web, and avoid unlawful or inappropriate activities, such as:

    • Copyright and licensing violations.
    • Vandalism and mischief that incapacitates, compromises, or destroys University resources and/or violates federal or state laws.
    • Posting of private or confidential information (e.g., directory information without permission, student records or addresses).
    • Use of a website for personal business or gain, including advertisements for commercial services or products.
    • Dissemination of obscene, harassing, threatening, or unwelcome communications.
  • Information on the student organization’s pages must be consistent with the University’s role as a “not for profit” institution. In addition, information on the organization’s pages must comply with all applicable laws and statutes, both State and Federal. web pages may not include any paid external advertising, including commercial banner displays of any type. Student organizations may recognize and display a sponsor's logo, but they shall not be linked to the sponsor's commercial website.

  • Student organizations must contain the officially registered name of the organization, a contact name, contact email address, and date of last modification in a location somewhere on the website, which is “easy to find.”