Standalone (non-Drupal) websites

Standalone websites using the domain name may be set up on university servers by eligible members of the university community in special circumstances to promote university activities, services, and resources.

Purpose and Audience

The purpose of a standalone website using the domain name is to provide a UNH department or organization the opportunity to set up a UNH-branded, UNH-affiliated static (non-Drupal) site on a university server when there is no existing site where the content exists and no parent site where the content can logically reside. The audience for these sites is the UNH community and the general public.

Standalone Site Software

In an effort to support, extend and maintain UNH brand standards, the UNH HTML toolkit is intended to help  create a static HTML website in keeping with the UNH graphic identity. The toolkit is not required, but all standalone sites hosted on UNH servers must follow all requirements listed in this standard.* The toolkit is the easiest way to ensure this compliance.

Getting Server/Toolkit Access

To receive permission to set up a standalone site and/or access to the toolkit, the following must apply:

  • UNH-branded, UNH-affiliated sites only
  • UNH staff or faculty must request/sponsor the site for a department or organization with demonstrated need
  • Demonstrated competence at maintaining and updating the website
  • No existing parent Drupal site where the material can be posted
  • No existing site/application that covers the same material or offers the same functionality
  • Willingness to follow site requirements
  • Agree with usage policies
  • Submit for review prior to launch

Requirements for Sites

Below is a checklist for requirements for a standalone site. Click on linked items to read the associated standard.

Strongly Recommended


The toolkit and standalone sites are offered as a self-service tool. For support for standalone sites, please contact WMD.


Anyone working on a standalone site who has questions about how to use the toolkit or post a certain kind of content is welcome to attend the open walk-in training and help sessions that Academic Technology offers in support of Drupal. For a schedule of the training sessions and walk-in times, see the Academic Technology training calendar.

Responsibility for Content

Standalone websites are created by members of the University community acting as official representatives of the University of New Hampshire. Site owners are responsible for complying with all relevant laws, university policies, and this standard.

If no edits have been made to a standalone website in a year, email notifications will be sent to the site owner. The owner will have 30 days to log into the site, or the site will be unpublished. Owners can request that the site be republished. If it is not republished, the site will be deleted after 1 year. Four notification emails will be sent out at 30 days, 2 weeks, 1 week, and 1 day prior to the site being unpublished.


Standalone sites will be archived for two years.


Although UNH AT does not monitor or regularly review website content, it reserves the right to remove at any time any content that it considers to violate this standard or any other UNH policies.

If inappropriate or inaccurate content is discovered, UNH WMD will contact the site owner to discuss the issue. If the site or content owner cannot be contacted or is no longer at UNH, that content will be administered by WMD and can be removed if deemed inaccurate or inappropriate. When content is obviously unacceptable, UNH WMD will immediately remove the content prior to contacting the site owner. Unacceptable entries also may cause standalone site access to be suspended.

Reports regarding inappropriate content may be sent to WMD.

*Sites that existed prior to the posting of this standard are grandfathered in. AT/IT encourages site owners of existing sites to comply with this standard, and AT/IT reserves the right to require existing sites to comply with this standard.