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SWOSU Web Policies


SWOSU is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities in compliance with applicable laws, including Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the American Disabilities Act (ADA).


  • All new and revised webpages comply with WCAG 2.0 Level AA success criteria. 
  • All new and revised documents comply with WCAG 2.0 Level AA success criteria.
  • Upon a specific request for access by an individual, legacy pages are updated to be in compliance with the WCAG 2.0 Level AA success criteria.
  • Where compliance is not technically possible or is unreasonably difficult in that it may require extraordinary measures, an equally effective accessible format will be provided upon request in a timely manner.

Document-to-Webpage Conversion

Documents submitted by departments to be posted on the SWOSU website will be converted to webpages with the following exceptions.

  • Fillable forms
  • Documents requiring a signature
  • Web & Creative Services reserves the right to make other exceptions at the discretion of the department

Contact the SWOSU webmaster ( to report accessibility issues.

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Website and reviewing our privacy policy. This statement addresses collection, use, security of, and access to information that may be obtained through use of Southwestern Oklahoma State University 's Website.

Information Collected If You Only Browse This Site

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read webpages, or download information, we may gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit on some of our webpages:

  • The Internet domain and IP address used to access this site
  • The type of browser and operating system used
  • The date and time
  • The pages you visit
  • The last website you visited before coming to SWOSU’s website

This information collected is used to improve and enhance the features and functionality of SWOSU’s web & Creative services. Web analytics are used to generate reports to identify the number of visitors, usage statistics, and user demographic information. The information also helps us learn what technology our visitors are utilizing.

Please see SWOSU’s System Privacy Policy for more information regarding personal information collection, third parties, information collected automatically and security.


Neither the state of Oklahoma, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the state of Oklahoma warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by this system nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at their own risk.

Terms of Use

Southwestern Oklahoma State University encourages the use of this website and other SWOSU websites, regardless of domain address, as a way to share information and knowledge. Website content is subject to change without notice. While most websites are publicly accessible, certain services and information offered online may be restricted to specific users or segments of the SWOSU population.


Consistent with university policies and regulations, SWOSU upholds the principles of academic freedom and shared governance, freedom of speech, and privacy in the use of electronic resources by our faculty, students, and staff.

The SWOSU website contains official webpages in support of the core mission of the university or related administrative business. It also contains webpages generated by groups or individuals whose expressed views do not necessarily represent the views of SWOSU.The university does not actively monitor or control web content. However, when the university receives a notification of an alleged violation of law or policy, we investigate and address violations accordingly. To report a violation, contact

The SWOSU Gateway and Other Websites

The SWOSU gateway site,, collects information to improve functionality and content and to monitor performance. Data is used to help answer specific questions about the usage and performance of the website or individual webpages. At no time is site usage associated with individual IP addresses.

SWOSU works in a distributed information technology environment; therefore, policies and procedures for other websites may vary. If there are questions, visitors should contact the specific department, unit, or organization that maintains the website.

SWOSU Name and Trademark

SWOSU, SWOSU Bulldogs, Southwestern Oklahoma State University and all related trademarks are the property of Southwestern Oklahoma State University . SWOSU names and trademarks may not be used by third parties without specific written permission as outlined in the SWOSU’s Graphics Standard Manual.

Other trademarks, service marks, and trade names used in the website are the property of their respective owners.


Links from a website located on a SWOSU server to any non-university site do not imply university endorsement of the website's products or services. References to non-SWOSU products, services, or organizations do not imply university endorsement of such products, services, or organizations.

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