The California State University San Marcos homepage was redesigned and launched the summer of 2016 in order to better reflect and serve the campus. The standards and guidelines listed here reflect the changes in the redesigned web pages. Every CSUSM webpage contributes to the user's perception of the University. When a user visits csusm.edu, they take away with them an impression of the University and its departments.
The official and legal name of the institution is California State University San Marcos (without a comma). All documents or publications communicating information about programs or services of the University should use this name on the cover in a clear and readable size, preferably through the use of an official logo variation. In addition, the full name should always be used as the first reference to the University in a speech or body of text.
On subsequent reference in a speech or body of text, it is acceptable to use CSUSM, Cal State San Marcos, or CSU San Marcos. For headline use, CSUSM or Cal State San Marcos is acceptable. Cal State San Marcos is also acceptable for use in the University’s Spirit Logos.
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The California State University San Marcos websites are accessed and used by a diverse group of people within the USA and around the globe. Some of our users, including students, prospective students, and employees who have visual or hearing impairments that create challenges in accessing websites and require the use of assistive technologies such as screen readers and text-only browsers. Further, other users of CSUSM websites may be using outmoded technology in another country or have very slow connection speeds compared with current technology and browser speeds.
California State University San Marcos is committed to providing equal access to information, programs, and activities by making our web pages accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. 1
This page provides resources and guidance to schools, departments and individuals involved in developing and maintaining a CSUSM-supported website.
Web accessibility refers to a goal of inclusive website development based on the concept that information on the Web should be available to all people, regardless of physical or developmental abilities or impairments. Examples of accessible web practices include:
More information on Web accessibility and Section 508 compliance is available at:
The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against any qualified individual in areas such as employment, public services, public accommodations, telecommunications and others.
The ADA and Section 504 require colleges and universities to make their services accessible to individuals with disabilities. This means that services offered over the Web should, to the extent possible, be made accessible either through the website or in some alternate format. Making the website itself accessible is the most direct and efficient way to comply and is in keeping with the guidance provided by the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Questions about what the law requires in specific situations, including accessibility issues, should be addressed to the CSUSM Web Development Team, email@example.com.