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Policy regarding websites and print and electronic communications in the College

Download the College Visual Identity graphicsIn order to promote a stronger visual relationship and connection of the units you direct as part of the College of Arts and Sciences:

  1. By July 1, 2012, all websites and print and electronic communications must be updated to include identification of your unit with the College of Arts and Sciences.  All College-related websites that are part of your unit will need to be updated to feature, at the top of the home page or in the website template, some sort of graphic element identifying them with the College of Arts and Sciences, hyperlinked to the College homepage.  This includes websites for departments, programs, centers and institutes, but not personal websites.  Websites created after July 1, 2012 will be required to comply with the same policy before they can go live.

    There are several ways to comply with this requirement for websites.  Please see the samples below:
  2. All print and electronic communications sent to alumni and donors will also carry some sort of graphic element signifying your unit’s relationship to the College.  See examples of e-newsletters:
  3. College departments and programs will continue to use their IU Visual Identity “Block IU” signatures that include the “College of Arts and Sciences” on printed materials such as recruiting brochures, posters, printed alumni newsletters, and on official stationery.
  4. The use of the term “COAS” in all instances should be replaced by the words “the College” or “the College of Arts and Sciences.” Please note that the style is to have a lowercase “t” in the word “the” except at the beginning of a sentence.