Online Presence

O’Neill Website and Online Policies and Procedures

The O’Neill website is our school’s main marketing tool targeted to our primary audience: prospective students. Testing and stakeholders show that this audience is primarily interested in program information, costs, what O’Neill offers them, and how they will be successful after college.

Get an IU website

To get information on the main O’Neill site, or to get your own website—for a laboratory, center, student org—contact the Office of Marketing and Communications. All sites must have a staff or faculty sponsor and will be created within the IU Framework which provides IU branding and meets all IU web requirements. 

Your website will be yours to create, update, and maintain—but we are here to help get you started and offer support or troubleshooting after your site is created.

Share your updates

When you have an IU website (blog, social media, or other online O'Neill related resource), be sure that you share any changes in passwords or ownership with O’Neill IT. Share your sensitive information in person, not via email.  

Other online options

IU offers a free, simple Word Press option at blogs.iu.edu. This provides IU branding, but we do not offer any technical, content, or design support or troubleshooting. This is the only blog option recommended by IU.

We strongly encourage the use of IU framework websites. The O’Neill School does not typically offer support or pay for outside services or sites. If you seek a website, app, or other online resource outside of IU, please first consult with the Office of Contract and Financial Administration regarding payment.  You will be responsible for following IU’s policies regarding outside sites.

  • Outside sites must make clear within the site—often in the footer—who is responsible for the site and its content.
  • Outside sites should be converted to .info domains or hosted at an edu domain.You will be responsible for this outside service, the data that may be stored there, and the updating and transition of these sites.
  • The site must not have IU/O’Neill branding unless otherwise negotiated, although you may link back to O’Neill if your project/team is associated with the school in some way.
  • Remember that certain types of data (anything not public from the Classifications of Institutional Data list) do NOT belong outside IU sources or sanctioned services.

Before developing your own social media channel, meet with the director of the Office of Marketing and Communications to see if your needs might be better served by an existing O’Neill channel.