GW Blogs

 

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GW Blogs is a self-service website publishing platform for initiatives, centers, institutes and current faculty, staff and students seeking to create simple websites or blogs.

Maintained in partnership by the Division of Information Technology and the Division of External Relations, GW Blogs is powered and hosted by CampusPress. There is a selection of themes and plugins available through CampusPress that meet GW’s privacy, security, accessibility and visual identity requirements.
 

 


Official Blogs

Initiatives, centers and institutes may request an “official” GW Blogs site, which includes GW branding. The request will be reviewed by DIT and ER to ensure that GW Blogs is the appropriate platform for the website project. GW Blogs may not be used to replace a departmental GW Drupal website or as an alternative to GW Drupal for official administrative office websites.

Some examples of official blogs include:

  • a GW department’s blog
  • a blog or website about a funded research project at GW
  • a blog or website for a GW initiative

 


Unofficial Blogs

Current faculty, staff and students can create an “unofficial” blog, which does not include GW branding or need to go through an approval process. These blogs do not relate to official university business and include a disclaimer statement to that effect.

Some examples of unofficial blogs include:

  • a student, staff or faculty member’s blog or website
  • a site created for a student class project

Official student organizations that need a website should contact the Center for Student Engagement for access to OrgSync for website publishing capabilities.