Content Requirements

Specific content requirements for each type of website have been established to assure that public information is accurate, easy to navigate, presents a clear identity (look and feel) belonging to Bellevue College, and provides clear contact information for site visitors. All website managers are expected to maintain pages that comply with the following standards.

Official Websites

Official websites must use the Bellevue College template, available as part of the BC Content Management System (BC CMS). This template includes the following elements:

  • College name and logo
  • Link to the BC home page
  • Name of the website
  • Date that each page was last updated or revised

Official websites must also meet these requirements:

  • Home page must include contact information for the website manager, or contain a link to a page that lists this information
  • All pages and files must be current and accurate
  • Include the official division/department logo, or list the division/department name in simple text

Pages may not contain:

  • Commercial sponsorships or advertisements unless approved by the Vice President of Administrative Services (see BC Policy #5450: “Web Advertisements or Sponsorships”)
  • Degree requirements or course descriptions without prior approval from the Curriculum Information Management (CIM) Subcommittee or the Executive Dean of Instruction or his/her designee. Website managers wishing to provide program requirements can link to the Online Course Catalog or the Online Programs List.

Affiliate Organization Websites

Requirements for affiliate organization websites include:

  • The home page should include a link to the Bellevue College Home Page.
  • The BC logo may appear on an affiliate organization website, but is not required. The BC logo must be used appropriately.

Personal Websites

Personal websites are available to employees through the Commons platform.

The following requirements are met by all Commons websites/templates:

  • Pages should include a link to the Bellevue College homepage (included in all Commons templates).
  • A content disclaimer explaining the website does not represent the views of the college.

Other requirements:

  • Personal websites will not contain the BC logo or other symbols or marks of the college.
  • Individuals are required to comply with relevant BC policies, state and federal law, and any relevant licensing agreements relating to intellectual property.
  • Pages may not contain commercial sponsorships or advertisements unless approved by the Vice President of Administrative Services (see BC Policy #5450: “Web Advertisements or Sponsorships”).

Student Organization Websites

  • Student Organization websites are available through the Student Web platform.
  • The following requirements are met by all Student Web websites/templates:
    • Pages should include a link to the Bellevue College homepage.
    • A content disclaimer explaining the website does not represent the views of the college.
  • Website must contain:
    • the name of the student club.
    • the e-mail address of the student website manager.
    • the name and BC e-mail of the club’s faculty advisor.
  • Individuals are required to comply with relevant BC policies, state and federal law, and any relevant licensing agreements relating to intellectual property.
  • Pages may not contain commercial sponsorships or advertisements unless approved by the Vice President of Administrative Services (see BC Policy #5450: “Web Advertisements or Sponsorships”).

Last Updated April 9, 2018