Website Services

Washburn University World Wide Web (WWW) Policy

Adopted by the Electronic Technology Committee, January 27, 1999

The Electronic Technology Committee approved the attached World Wide Web (WWW) Policy on January 27, 1999. The University Council approved the policy on April 8, 1999.

WWW users are required to:

  • comply with applicable copyright and licensing laws;
  • comply with applicable federal and/or state laws, including, but not limited to, those relating to libel, slander, obscenity, harassment and extortion; and
  • comply with applicable Washburn University policies, including, but not limited to, the Telecommunications Use Policy, the Intellectual Property Rights Policy, the Sexual Harassment Policy , the Student Disciplinary Code, the Law School Honor Code, and all applicable Information Technology Services ** (ITS) policies.

References to existing policy, regulations, and/or laws (above) are intended to make it explicit that all actions or behaviors forbidden by the foregoing are also expressly forbidden in cyberspace.

Faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students may provide a web site on a University server. Official University web site providers must:

  • Place an official University home page/web site entirely on University servers;
  • Comply with the Washburn University Web Site Implementation Procedure to 1) obtain authorization for an official University home page/web site, and 2) publish an approved official University home page/web site; and
  • Comply with all Requirements for Construction of Official University Home Pages and Web Sites.*

Except for Official University home pages/web sites, faculty, staff and student web site providers must include the following disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this page are strictly those of the author. The contents of this page have not been reviewed or approved by Washburn University."

Initial determinations concerning compliance with this policy are made by the Director of ITS.


"Web site" means a related collection of computer files including, but not limited to, HTML-marked text files, graphic, sound, and/or video files, applets, scripts, and databases.

"WWW user" means any person, natural or legal, using University computing resources either for accessing the World Wide Web or providing a web site intended to be accessed via the World Wide Web.

"Official University home page" and "official University web site" mean a home page and a web site, respectively, published by: the University itself; by a major academic unit; a department within an major academic unit; an operational or administrative unit; or, by a faculty member for any class, credit or no-credit, offered by the University.

* Washburn specifications are provided in the Requirements for Construction of Official University Home Pages and Web Sites available from ITS.
** Academic Computer Center (ACC) changed to Information Technology Services (ITS) as the result of the July 1, 2000 reorganization.