Websites produced in direct support of and sponsored by USF, USF colleges, schools, departments, programs, and offices of the main campus are considered official USF websites. The following exceptions currently apply:
- Student organizations
- Faculty members' personal websites
- Centers and Institutes
All official USF sites, as noted above, are required to migrate in to the USF content management system (CMS), per the Office of the President, and must use the CMS templates provided. These sites are subject to review and approval by University Communications and Marketing (UCM) and Information Technology (IT) prior to launching. UCM and IT reserve the right to review launched sites periodically for quality assurance.
All USF template code is the property of UCM and IT. The code seen in a source code view is not, and may not be used as, a template. You may not use this code, a reverse-engineered version of this code, or its associated visual presentation in whole or in part to create spin-off work. You may not override stylesheets without the prior approval of UCM and IT.
APPLICATIONS / DATABASES / FORMS:
Applications, databases, and online forms will not migrate to the CMS. However, they are required to adhere to the branding of the CMS templates. Separate template files will be provided by IT Web Services on a case-by-case basis. These files are provided with the expressed intent to use only for the applications, databases, or forms that have been identified. They may not be used in any other way and follow the modification terms listed above.
All USF websites that have been given permission by UCM and IT to live outside of the USF CMS (i.e. applications, databases, and online forms) must comply with state and federal accessibility standards.
Separate template files will be provided by IT Web Services on a case-by-case basis. These files are provided with the expressed intent to use only for the application that it was given. They may not be used in any other way and follow the modification terms listed above.
REVOCATION OF PRIVILEDGES:
Parties who violate these terms, and who have not been granted an exception by UCM and IT, will be reviewed by the Office of the President for potential revocation of privileges to publish websites representing USF or any part of USF.