Trinity University World-Wide Web Policy

Approved: May, 1996

I. The World-Wide Web is a powerful new medium of communication and a valuable resource to many members of the University community. This policy establishes guidelines for its use with two purposes in mind: to ensure free, fair access to and responsible use of the Web by the University community at large, and to establish an "official'' University presence on the Web through a consistent, clearly identifiable set of Web pages administered by the Office of Public Relations.

II. General Web Use. Any individual or group with authorized access to a University-owned computer or computer network may use it to gather information from and disseminate information via the World-Wide Web freely subject to the terms of this policy, other applicable University policies, and state and federal laws. Applicable University policies include, but are not limited to:

III. Official University Web Pages. The University's official presence on the Web is through a set of Web pages administered by the Office of Public Relations. Only these official Web pages are permitted to display facsimiles of the registered University seal, the University logo, or any of the official University print publications listed in Appendix A of the Faculty and Contract Staff Handbook, except by permission of the Office of Public Relations.

Upon request, direct links will be provided from the official University Web pages to Web pages maintained independently by individual departments, divisions, and University offices listed in the University Administrative Structure chart in the Faculty and Contract Staff Handbook, and sponsored student organizations as defined in the Student Handbook. Direct links to Web pages maintained independently by individual faculty members, recognized student organizations, or other individuals or groups may be provided at the discretion of the Office of Public Relations.

IV. Any violation of the provisions of Section II of this policy is necessarily a violation of an existing University policy and will be addressed through the procedures provided therein. The Office of Academic Affairs has the authority to restrict or prohibit Web use which it believes to be in violation of any provision of this policy on a temporary basis, until appropriate procedures resolve the matter. The Office of Public Relations has the authority to determine whether Web use is in violation of the provisions of Section III of this policy and to restrict or prohibit such use.


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