Santa Clara University

Web Publishing @ SCU

Responsibility Statement

Responsibility statement for the Santa Clara University web site

The University is committed to the ideals of academic freedom and freedom of expression, and respects the right of individuals or organizations to express their ideas. It is understood that such positions or views remain those of the individuals or organizations and are not to be construed as necessarily reflecting University opinion or as an endorsement by the University. Furthermore, with rights also go responsibilities: The University expects that the exercise of freedom of expression via the Internet and the Web will be done in a civil, peaceable, non-disruptive manner and with appropriate consideration of and respect for opposing points of view.

Official Public University Web Pages

The “public” Web pages of are official University Web pages: They communicate information about University programs, departments and policies to the general public, and are maintained by University academic and administrative offices. Content on these official pages must be consistent with the University's mission and values as a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher education. They should bear a copyright notice for the University, and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. A link from an official page to a non-University site must not imply University endorsement of that site’s products or services.

Personal Web Pages

Personal Web pages are hosted by the University for students, faculty and staff as a convenience and in furtherance of the University’s academic goals. Personal pages may not be used for commercial purposes. Personal Web sites should display the following disclaimer on the home page for that site:

“The information, views or opinions contained on this page and pages accessible from it are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of Santa Clara University. The contents of this site have not been reviewed or approved by Santa Clara University.”

General Web Publishing Guidelines

A “publisher” of electronic information includes anyone who provides digital information through the campus networks.

All Official and Personal Web pages must conform to applicable University policies including, but not limited to, those related to copyright, harassment or discrimination, and acceptable use of information resources. (These would be links to the corresponding online policy document.)All Official and Personal Web pages must comply with local, state, and federal laws.

All materials on the Santa Clara University Web structure (anything reachable through the domain) are subject to review by the University for compliance with this and other applicable policies. The University reserves the right to remove or block access to any materials or links found not to be in compliance. (Alternatively, The University reserves the right to remove any materials or links that violate the University’s mission, goals, or values.)

Each publisher must identify and provide contact information (email address) for a person responsible for the content provided on the home page of the Web site.

Commercial advertising is not permitted on pages published on the Santa Clara University ( domain.

Policy Violations

Complaints of potential violations of this policy may be reported to the University’s Chief Information Officer by completing this report form or at

Chief Information Officer

Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, California 95053

Telephone: 408 – 554 – 5000

Facsimile: 408 – 554 - 5001

Santa Clara University Copyright Statement

Santa Clara University is committed to compliance with applicable copyright law, both in use on Santa Clara Web pages of material copyrighted by others, and in use of materials copyrighted by Santa Clara University on other sites.

Reporting Copyright Infringement

In accordance with Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Santa Clara University has designated an agent to receive notifications of alleged copyright infringement in the domain. If you believe your copyrighted work is being infringed on a Santa Clara University site, please notify our copyright agent:

Robert Owen

Chief Information Officer
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Telephone: 408-554-5000
Facsimile: 408-554-5001

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act specifies that all infringement claims must be in writing (either electronic mail or paper letter) and must include the following elements:

  • a description of the copyrighted work that is the subject of the claimed infringement
  • a description of the infringing material and information sufficient to permit Santa Clara University to locate the material
  • contact information for the complainant, e.g. address, telephone number, electronic mail address
  • a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner or the law
  • a statement that the information contained in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner
  • a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf

Linking to Materials on a Santa Clara University Web Page

Santa Clara welcomes links to material on its Web sites in support of academic activities. We expect that you will acknowledge Santa Clara University as the source of any information accessed in this way and that neither the link nor the information accessed will be used for commercial purpose without prior written permission from Santa Clara University. The University reserves all rights to materials on its official pages.

If you wish to link to information on an official Santa Clara University Web page please contact the University Webmaster at, or


Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Telephone: 408-554-5000
Facsimile: 408-554-5001

Santa Clara University Disclaimer Statement

General Notice

This Santa Clara University Web site is provided to further the teaching, scholarship, and service missions of the University. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and utility of materials on this site, all documents, search results or other information found on or via this site are provided “as is” with no warranty of fitness or suitability.

External Links

To make your experience on the Santa Clara University Web site as productive as possible, some pages on this site provide links to other Web sites that may contain related or useful information. Since Santa Clara University has no control over the content or practices of those sites the University cannot vouch for the accuracy or integrity of the information provided on those sites. The presence of an external link on the Santa Clara University Web site is not an endorsement of the information, services, or products offered on the site accessed through that link.


Santa Clara University believes the best educational experience that can be provided to or by students, faculty and staff is one enriched by exposure to differing, and, indeed, to antithetical, opinion. Debating of “uncomfortable” ideas or points of view ought not to be shunned just because it is uncomfortable, for it may stimulate us to think and to think seriously. Thoughtful dialogue in search of truth leads to critical thinking, informed learning, and an honest exchange of facts, beliefs, and points of view. The belief system allowed to go untested is likely to be found weakest in the face of argumentative challenge. The University is also committed to the ideals of academic freedom and freedom of expression, and respects the right of individuals or organizations to express their ideas.

Because of this belief and commitment, there may be information provided on or accessible through Santa Clara University Web pages that some may find to be offensive or objectionable. The University does not regulate the availability nor sanction the content of such information.

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