Web Policy

The University's Web site represents Villanova University to prospective students, alumni, the general public and the on campus community. To that end its content and appearance should adhere to professional standards. UNIT assists the individual colleges and departments on the creation, development and maintenance of the sites. A University template is provided to provide common look and feel and common navigation throughout Villanova University's site.

Dynamic information (course enrollment, tuition, directory information, etc.) should be retrieved from the institution's operational data base or data warehouse. When time sensitive data is published, the time frame should be stated for which the data applies.

Guidelines for Departmental Website Authors

Certain content on the University's Web site is required to be secure. Secure web sites require visitors to the page to authenticate using their Villanova username and password. Authors should review the informaiton below as a guideline to determine if their site should be secure. UNIT may also contact Web site Authors to request they secure their Web site. 

Level 1: Public Information (Information that is not harmful and can remain public and unsecured).
Examples:  General information, course catalogs, faculty and staff information, information about academic departments and programs.

Level 2: Villanova University general information (Information that should be kept confidential and secure but would not cause harm).
Examples: Maps, buildings, Villanova community specific information.

Level 3: Villanova University specific information (Information that needs to be confidential and secured).
Examples: Financial information, student information, information relating the use of university systems and software intended for employees.

If you have any questions about securing your webpages, please contact UNIT @ 610-519-7777.

  • Villanova University Web sites contain links to external Web sites. The university is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external web sites which departments use.
  • Villanova University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits the release of education records without student permission. Villanova University also complies with state and federal regulations protecting personal health information of patients, employees and general Web site visitors.
  • The university does its best to ensure that the personal information we have about you is accurate. Although no computer system is 100% secure, Villanova University has deployed extensive security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control.


Personal Website Policy

Personal websites are provided for each Faculty, Staff and Student member of the Villanova University Community. Procedures for developing home pages are available and workshops are offered by UNIT to assist in developing personal web pages. The footer of each page should display the eMail address of the person responsible for the page content and the date when the information was last updated. Authors are solely responsible for the content of individual home pages.

These personal sites on the University web server are not to be used for mp3, avi, videos, or wav file storage unless deemed necessary for course project requirements. However, if the content or appearance violate the policy on Ethical Conduct for Use of Computing and Communication Resources, the student code of conduct or any other University policy, the University reserves the right to remove the user's personal site from the server, discontinue the person's account and take such other action as may be necessary in its discretion.

Personal Websites Details

  • Quota - 100MG
  • Do not store mp3, avi, videos, or wav file storage unless deemed necessary for course project requirements.

Copyright Infringement

The Office for University Information Technologies is the agent designated under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, P.L. 105-304, to respond to reports alleging copyright infringements on Villanova University's Web site.

The digital Millennium Copyright Act specifies that all infringement claims must be in writing, either on paper or by electronic mail.