ESE Technical Services provides technical support and assistance to student organizations recognized by the Office of Student Activities, recognized Greek organizations and sports clubs recognized by the Recreation Services. Hosting websites is just part of that support and this site will provide guidance to organizations on how best to get assistance.
We recognize that not every organization has someone with a web design skills. Consequently, the Office of Student Activities, Student Affairs Technical Services and the Student Association have collaborated on presenting options for organization’s web needs.
Option 1 – WordPress
Student Affairs Technical Services provides recognized organizations and clubs with access to an easy way of creating websites by using the common and well-regarded WordPress system. WordPress is an easy to use content management/blogging tool that can be enhanced through the use of plugins and themes. Our’s is a multi-site implementation of WordPress allowing us to maintain blogs and websites from multiple organizations and clubs with a single installation of WordPress. To request a hosted site in the WordPress environment, please contact Student Affairs Technical Services at email@example.com. A list of student organization and club sites currently hosted on this WordPress site are linked to below.
Option 2 – Traditionally Hosted Websites
Under special circumstances, Student Affairs will provide server space for a traditional, hand-coded website for a student organization. This option requires someone in the student organization have significant experience in web design/development. We highly recommend that student organizations don’t follow this route, however, as as membership in the organization changes, the expertise to maintain the site is generally not available. If you believe your needs require this level of service, please contact Technical Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: since the membership of student organizations changes from year to year, and new members don’t always have this level of web design expertise, we strongly recommend that student organizations choose option 1 above. That provides organizations with websites that are maintainable by the largest audience.