Minimum Requirements for Messiah University Web Sites

Basic University template consisting of:

  • Standard institutional global navigation
  • Messiah logo in upper left corner of header
  • Minimum set of basic institutional keywords
  • University footer
  • Standard 900-pixel width
  • Preset fonts- including colors, sizes, and styles
  • Standard width left and right navigation bars


Adherence to minimum web standards which includes:

  • Adherence to:  the policies, procedures and standards of the University’s Department of Information and Technology Services (ITS)
  • All relevant local, state and federal laws
  • The University’s community covenant
  • W3C standards (World Wide Web Consortium - the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web, abbreviated WWW or W3)
  • Compliance with accessibility guidelines

Hosting on

  • Unless a compelling rationale has been presented to and a special exception has been granted by the web team and the director of print and web communications, all Messiah University websites must use the domain and be hosted on Messiah University's servers.