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Department Websites

In the modern world, it is much more efficient to share information online, instead of contacting people individually. The University offers two different options for setting up department websites:

NOTE: Owners and editors of all University websites are required to complete Basic Web Accessibility training before a request for a website can be submitted. Sign up for training on the TLT website.

Content Management System

The University maintains a Content Management System (CMS) that makes managing websites easier. The CMS allows you to use templates to quickly build and edit websites. The system is managed by the Office of Marketing & Communications.  

To use the CMS, you will need to make a request to your Dean or Vice President, who will then take the request to the Executive Director of Marketing & Communications. 

Self- Managed Hosting

If you would like to design your website from scratch, OIT offers space on our Windows web server. These servers allow for websites coded:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • ASP

For security reasons, PHP is not supported as a programming language on these servers. 

OIT does not provide training on how to develop a website.  Many departments who chose this option for their website employ an in-house web developer. If you would like to set up a department website using this method, please contact the OIT Support Center. 

Instructions for connecting to your department website can be found here:

OIT offers the option to host a blog that utilizes WordPress and is hosted on WordPress is a content management/blogging system ideal for groups that want to share news and events. 

Faculty and Staff may request a blog by following this process:

  1. Contact OIT Support to request the new blog site. You will need to tell them:

    Your NetID

    Your preferred blog site address (which must be in the form of

  2. The blogs administrator will then create the site and assign the necessary permissions.

Please note: For security purposes, is not as open as a regular installation of WordPress. For this reason, any custom themes or plugins must be installed by the blogs administrator after they have been checked for any potential exploits or vulnerabilities.

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