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Official Homepage Information 

Any home page that represents the activities and programs of a recognized University department or program is considered an official home page.  For example, a home page from the Career Services Center providing online information about University graduates would be considered an official home page.

All official home pages must be reviewed by the Public Relations Office (as with printed publications) before they can be housed on the University server or made available to the public.  All reviewed home pages will be registered with the Public Relations Office and linked directly from the University home page.  All current regulations regarding the use of the University's name and logo (as applied to printed publications) also apply to home pages.

If you have questions or issues please click here to find out how to contact the Technology Help Desk who will assist you with your request.  For urgent issues, the help desk can page a support specialist (during daytime hours) for same-day response.

  • Creating and registering an official page

The following procedure has been established to assist in creating official home pages.

  1. The individual responsible for the page should set up a meeting with the communications manager/webmaster in the Public Relations Office, just as when creating a printed publication.
  2. The communications manager/web master will assist the individual in determining the audience, design and purpose of the home page, and make sure it is feasible to code in HTML.
  3. Public Relations will provide a simple design template the individual or department can work with if desired.  If an individual or department creates their own design, the communications manager/webmaster will review it to make sure it is consistent with University style.
  4. The Public Relations Office will prioritize requests for assistance in creating home pages, with input from the appropriate President's Council member.  If needed, an instructional technology or computer science major will be assigned who can code the design in HTML.  It will be the responsibility of the department sponsoring the page to allocate funds in their budget to pay the student worker.
  5. The student's work must be supervised by the individual in charge of the page.  The student can work on a computer in the department sponsoring the page, or in the University computer labs.
  6. The communications manager/webmaster will review the completed page before it is loaded on the server.  The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will grant the individual access to the departmental web directory so it can be updated and changed regularly.   Before the page can be made live on the server, its host must complete a "Home Page Registration Form" available from Public Relations.  All computer and Internet users must be in compliance with Information Technology policy as provided by OIT.
  7. The page must be maintained and updated by the department that created it. Public Relations can offer assistance in the initial creation of the page but cannot be responsible for ongoing updates.  An individual from the department will be required to participate in a web development training class if needed to gain the skills necessary to update the page on an ongoing basis.  Pages that are not regularly updated by their host are in jeopardy of being removed from the server.






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Philadelphia University
Office of Information Technology
School House Lane & Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497
Tel: 215.951.4648
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Problems? Technical issues should be reported to the Technology Help Desk. Dial 4648 from any campus phone, or email