These guidelines are established to help ensure that the web pages of the College’s academic departments and programs are effective sources of information for all audiences (including both prospective and current students, parents, and alumni).
All academic sites are required to use the “Hermione” WordPress theme. The theme is responsive, flexible and offers a number of components to organize and showcase information on any page. For more information on the theme’s available component options, see the web-style guide and component library.
Each academic site should contain the following categories of content (at a minimum):
The core departmental webpages must use these titles: Home, Program, Courses, Faculty and Staff, Facilities, News, After Graduation. Facilities and News are optional webpages. Titles for other webpages are at the discretion of the department head and/or site administrator. Titles should be a few words and fit on one line in the site menu. The order given below is recommended for the site’s main navigation.
The program page should outline the strengths of the department/program—why should a student study this subject at Lafayette? This page can give the approach and/or philosophy of the department and themes emphasized in the curriculum. It should also include the requirements of the major/minor.