U of S Home Page Guidelines
The University of Saskatchewan website has several different target audiences, including current and prospective students, international students, current and prospective faculty and staff, alumni, donors and researchers.
The U of S home page serves as a gateway to second-level pages containing information specific to the various target audiences.
A permanent link on the home page must have the following attributes:
- The link must support current U of S goals and objectives.
- The link must point to a University-owned or major University-affiliated website.
- The link must point to a website which is accessible to people with disabilities. In general, links will point to php or HTML documents. Direct links will not be provided to information requiring the installation of special plugins, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- The link must be of interest to the target audiences mentioned above. If the link is only of interest to small audiences, it will be listed in the second-level web pages.
Temporary links are displayed on the U of S website for a short period of time. These include press releases, upcoming event notices, emergency broadcast messages, and related links that are temporary in nature.
- News releases are distributed by University Communications. Approved press releases are automatically included in the U of S News column of the U of S home page.
- University activities may be listed on the U of S events calendar. Typical
entries include conferences, seminars, training courses, art exhibits and institutional
deadlines. Campus units are encouraged to post information on this calendar. All entries are
automatically considered for inclusion on the U of S home page. For more information,
refer to the calendar posting instructions.
- Emergency broadcast messages may be added to the home page as required. This information is posted under the direction of the University Emergency Operations Centre as outlined in Policy 4.25: Emergency Measures.
- Other links may be temporarily added to the "Quick Links" section for:
- promotion of websites with a limited peak lifetime, such as online student elections
- promotion of popular areas of information, such as the Library
- promotion of timely information, such as exam schedules and tax forms
- promotion of other sites as required by the institution
The horizontal visuals on the home page serves several purposes.
- Support the University's strategic directions and integrated plan, and communicate the institution's commitment to academic pre-eminence, international standards and sense of place.
- Help raise the profile of the U of S, and market the institution as a leader in student experience and post-secondary education.
- Showcase the U of S campus and its notable news and achievements.
- Where to Start
- Teaching & Technology
- U of S Policies
- U of S Home Page Guidelines
- Campus Website Guidelines
- Events Calendar Guidelines
- Visual Identity Guidelines