Policies and Guidelines
This site is copyrighted by the University of South Carolina Board
of Trustees. If you believe that any faculty, staff, or student
of the University of South Carolina has infringed on your rights
as a copyright owner, please contact USC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trademarks and Licensing
The University of South Carolina owns many federally registered
trademarks. Among them are the University's logo and logotype, the
Gamecock logo, the Block C with Gamecock logo, and the Cocky logo.
Use of registered trademarks without the express permission of the
University of South Carolina is a violation of federal and state
law. Any business or individual who produces commercial items for
public view or consumption must be officially licensed. For licensing
information, call the Trademark and Licensing Office at 803-777-7478.
Equal Opportunity Programs
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational
or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability,
sexual orientation, or veteran status. The University of South Carolina
has designated as the ADA Title II, Section 504, and Title IX coordinator
the Executive Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity Programs.
The Office of the Executive Assistant to the President for Equal
Opportunity Programs is located at 1600 Hampton St., Suite 805,
Columbia, SC; telephone 803-777-3854.
The policy of the University of South Carolina is to respect the
privacy of all Web site visitors to the extent permitted by the
law. All official University Web sites, sites that collect online
information from visitors and sites that track user actions must
notify visitors of their information-collection policy by including
a Privacy Statement on their Web site. A feature on several of the
University's main pages that allows user to increase the size of
the text requires cookies to be downloaded to users' computers.
The cookies' sole purpose is to enable the text-size feature to
function properly; the cookies do not gather any personal information.
The University of South Carolina requires all new or revised Web
pages published or hosted by the University to be in compliance
with federal guidelines required by the Rehabilitation Act, Section
508, subsection 1194.22, and standards endorsed by the World Wide
Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative.
The University of South Carolina welcomes the opportunity and the
potential of publishing on the Web, and so allows and encourages
students, staff, and faculty to publish information. University
groups and departments may create Web pages that carry out official
University business in support of the University's mission. Content
of all Web pages must be consistent with the University of South
Carolina policies as well as local, state, and federal laws. This
includes links to other pages or Web sites. A Web site may be considered
in violation if it contains links to a page that violates the policy.
All official University Web sites must follow Web Presence compliance
guidelines. The Web Presence Committee provides standard templates
and authoring guidelines to assist departments and offices in Web
site development. The Web Presence Project was developed to create
a uniform "look and feel" for University Web pages.
Marketing & Communications
The Office of Marketing & Communications includes Web Communications,
University Publications, and Media Relations. These areas jointly
manage the the University's home page and the majority of the pages
that are linked from it.
Announcements and other information may be submitted for consideration
to email@example.com or by filling
out an online form,
but submission does not guarantee they will be used. Information
should continue to be submitted to the University's Announcements
listserv (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
and the Calendar of Events (e-mail email@example.com
for access to upload to the Calendar).
* The Web Presence Committee endorses these guidelines.