The following guidelines apply to all electronic document publications, whether on the Internet or the Intranet. Electronic publications should follow the same University policies and standards as print publications. Applicable issues include nondiscrimination, academic freedom, proper use of computer resources, copyright laws, and authorized use of the University’s logo and other graphic elements. In any form of publishing, nothing must be published which might bring SAU into disrepute.
- Publications must be legal, decent, and accurate.
- Publications should be consistent with the standard and style of SAU’s official publications.
- Where they might influence the public perception or image of SAU, the publications’ tone should be positive.
- Personal opinions must not be published in a way that might make them seem to be the University’s views.
- Publications that may be regarded as publicity for potential students must be approved in the Communications Center.
- Publication should not compromise SAU’s symbols, seal, logo, and name.
- Publishers will be held personally responsible for any cost or other legal liability that they incur as a result of publishing, unless the University has previously agreed in writing to exonerate them. If you have any doubt about the suitability of material to be published, contact the director of the Communications Center at extension 5011.
Personal Web Pages – Students, Faculty, or Staff
Personal web pages may not contain the University or campus logos or other symbols of the University or the campus.
Copyright laws apply to electronic publishing as well as to print publishing. Be sure to have permission to publish the information, graphics, or photographs on pages if you are not the author or creator. Photographs of an individual or personal information about an individual must not be included without the written permission of the individual.
Students’ web pages will be deleted at the end of the spring semester.
University Web servers must be used for educational purposes and cannot be used for profit or commercial purposes.
Usage of the University Logo
The Southern Arkansas University logo is a registered trademark of the University. Its usage is limited to official University entities, including Schools, programs, departments, offices, centers or student Organizations recognized by the Office of Student Life. Call the Communications Center at (870) 235-4026 for a copy of the University Logo—do not copy the logo located on the University’s web page.
- Do not hang the logo off the page.
- Avoid using the logo against graphic backgrounds that are busy and make the logo compete for visibility.
- Do not alter, stretch, or redraw the logo in any way. The logo must be placed right side up and never at an angle. Be sure the word “Magnolia” is legible.
- Non-official web pages should NOT use the University logo.
- Do NOT use the University seal.
Consequences of Misuse
An enforcement policy will be followed that allows for immediate action in extreme cases or when requested by external sources. Minor infringements, particularly in terms of design or technical issues, will be dealt with by a request to the author to withdraw or modify offending material. The University retains the right to withdraw any material that breaks existing law or University regulations. Serious infringements will be considered a disciplinary matter.