VCU provides hosting space for personal websites for faculty, staff, and students, these personal websites are not official university sites. However, to ensure a safe and consistent hosting environment, these websites are expected to comply with all General (1) and Security (10) requirements from the VCU Web Standards & Guidelines. Compliance with the Accessibility (2) requirements is suggested but not required. Personal websites must not give the impression that they are representing, giving opinions or otherwise making statements on behalf of the university or any unit of the university unless appropriately authorized (explicitly or implicitly) to do so. Personal websites may not contain the VCU Web elements or other symbols of the university unless they pertain specifically to a university function. Refer to the design & branding standards for more information.