Requesting a Website
A formal request process will be initiated for students, faculty or staff members representing organizations, offices or departments, who wish to create a public-facing digital presence outside of the college’s authorized websites.
Sites for personal identity can be achieved with Davidson Domains, a college-sponsored web hosting service to give students and employees the opportunity to create a personally-owned and managed internet presence. The service also allows for a personalized subdomain name using the naming convention myname.dcreate.domains. More information and best practices can be found on How To Get Started with Davidson Domains.
Information about creating a faculty, course or student-created website can be found on the Digital Projects website. For a digital project subdomain request, please complete the Digital Projects @ Davidson Subdomain Request Form.
It is expected that college offices, services and academic departments maintain a primary web presence on the main college website, davidson.edu. Deviation from navigation and content standards requires approval from College Communications; please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and may be granted based on the following criteria:
- Purpose falls outside of an existing authorized college website
- Site content cannot or should not reside on an existing authorized college website
- Request form below is complete and adequately answered
- Size and composition of target audience
- No potential negative impacts, duplication or conflicts of interest
Site owners who would like their website to have a DNS name that contains “.davidson.edu” should fill in the Request for Domain Name (DNS) or Subdomain URL Form.
In most instances, College Communications will route the request to the applicable committee member(s). If you have any questions about this form please contact College Communications Digital Staff at email@example.com.