The WashU Web Theme is highly flexible, but some limitations are in place to protect its integrity and functionality, ensure a strong relationship to the Washington University in St. Louis brand identity and provide a consistent experience for visitors.

Theme standards

The addition of unapproved colors, typefaces, brand marks or layouts to your site may conflict with usability, accessibility standards or brand standards.

As a theme user, you agree to preserve the following theme standards.

Header and footer

Keep logos out of the footer, with the exception of hospital partner logos when approved for School of Medicine websites.

Fonts and colors

Modifying styles such as fonts, text sizes and colors can break pages and make a site appear off-brand. Please reserve custom coding for personal projects.

To call out important information, try using the billboard block or a call-out box (found under Styles in the paragraph block).

Terms of use

Websites created or hosted through WashU Sites are governed by a usage policy. The university reserves the right to remove or edit any content published through WashU Sites.

View the WashU Sites terms of use »