Ways to Get a Website

All websites including registered student organization’s sites must comply with university policies and requirements.  For example, sites available to the public, or used by students who have a disability are required to be accessible.  Here are some accessibility tips that will improve the usability for everyone, including those with disabilities.

The COFA Web team supports, maintains and manages the technology for the main college and department websites. They also provide guidance and set-up support for programs utilizing the University of Texas Blog Service.

The COFA Web team is not resourced to assist student organizations with websites. Students can use many of the services listed below, promote on HornsLink and contact the Office of the Dean of Students for additional resources.

Web Content Creation Options

Do it yourself with Web publishing options on Web Central are provided by the university. University services are more secure and stable than externally provided web services and the university staff can assist you. Hosting your website outside of the university is not recommended. If funding is available you could hire a contractor. Please contact us for guidance.

University Web Services

The university provides many tools that can help you get your content online.

External Web or Cloud Services

Options to provide content online hosted by third party vendors store data on servers outside of university control. Read the Information Security Office’s Cloud Services guide on the risks of data mining, advertising, security, privacy and reliability before utilizing these services.

Three external Web services being utilized for some of our college Web content needs have been approved by the Information Security Office:

Note that SquareSpace has not been approved for university content.

Social Networks

Social networks, like Facebook make it easy for to communicate. They are external cloud services and reserve a number of rights so it is important read the terms of serviceBy using them, you may be assigning rights you don’t own.  Social networks in the College.

Contact the public affairs staff in your department or the COFA Web team, cofawebmaster@austin.utexas.edu for more information

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Achievements & Updates

The COFA Web team's announcements, tips for a successful website and analysis reports of trends and visitor data.

Contact Us

The COFA Web team can be reached by emailing us at cofawebmaster@austin.utexas.edu

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