College of HHD

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Communications, Public Affairs

Promotional Materials and Web in HHD

This is your info source for creating web-pages, online newsletters, fliers, brochures, and other promotional materials in HHD.

Get HHD College, Department and Center Logos & Stationery

(CSUN ID login required)

Open this box.com folder and find the HHD College and Department logos.

Open this box.com folder and find the HHD center logos.

  • If you need vector (.eps) files or high resolution print-ready files, please contact Jean O'Sullivan directly.

Stationery: Order through Quick Copies/Reprographics.

Web & Publications: CSUN Identity, Branding & Social Media Guidelines, User Guides, Tutorials, & More

CSUN Academic Affairs Web One Guidelines can help you build and expand your site.

Faculty websites: The Faculty Technology Center can help you learn to build your faculty website.

  • An additional approach to creating a faculty web presence is to utilize Meta+Lab's csun.edu/faculty app.  Since the app lists faculty by default and pulls course information, it's a good idea to populate whether or not you have a faculty website. You can also add a bio, office hours and photo.

CSUN Marketing & Communications Identity Platform.  Includes:

  • CSUN Logo and Logo System
  • Design Guidelines
  • Messaging Guidelines
  • Web One & Web One Style Guide
  • Broadcast Email
  • Social Media
  • Athletics and the Matador
  • Downloads (graphics, templates, etc.

A note about typography/fonts: Most of the fonts associated with CSUN branding are licensed fonts, but the branding platform includes several common fonts, such as Georgia and Helvetica, which you can use for most publications. If you have a need to stylize in such a way that you wish to secure the licensed fonts, please contact Jean O'Sullivan at 7127. 

Calendaring in Web One: Create your events and share them with other campus calendars.

News Sharing in Web One: Select Web One Essentials User Guide for instructions on sharing news stories with other areas of campus.

The CSUN IT Web One Training Page leads to video tutorials and user guides.

Photography, Visual Image and Concept Ideas Release Form: View the Tip-Sheet CSU Office of Public Affairs to find out about when and where to use release forms for subjects.  To download the Photo/Image release form, see Paragraph 1 for links to the form in English and Spanish. You will be required to login to your CSUN account to obtain the forms.

The CSU page also has tips related to:

  • Social Media Images
  • Stock Images
  • Hashtags
  • Event Signage
  • Giving Credit

Publication Quality Checklist

Always keep in mind that your materials represent the college and the university. Here's a quality checklist:

  • proof for accuracy of content - fact check.
  • proof for grammar and spelling (and have someone else proof it, too).
  • take an objective look for appropriate use of images
  • Are there stretched or squeezed images?  Don't let that happen.  Make sure the aspect ratio has not become distorted as you formatted your document.
  • Make sure you're using appropriate terminology and using correct titles of courses, programs, options, majors, departments and college/university entities.
  • Let common sense be your guide to projecting a presence that is positive and culturally aware.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What if I need Creative Services such as hiring someone to build a website or make marketing materials for my center, program or initiative?

A: CSUN Marketing and Communications can provide graphic and web design for a fee.  Contact Jean O'Sullivan, HHD Public Affairs/Communications about making requests.

Q: How do I get new paper stationery?

A: Stationery featuring CSUN branding can now be ordered directly through Quick Copies/Reprographics. By now we should be retiring stationery with the old wordmark and using the official CSUN branding.

Q: Do I have to go through HHD to get my information to University Marketing and Communications?

A: No, but we do need to be in the loop. When sending requests for coverage to Advancement or Marketing & Communications, Please cc me,  --for any press release, or publication. And remember, if you have an event coming up that is open to the public, have your web publisher put it on the calendar, and tag as well as open sharing with other campus areas.

Q: Do I have to get approval from the dean's office before I put out a publication?

A: If you aren't sure whether your document is ready for publication, please contact me at extension 7127, or send an email to .

Q: What about Universal Design and ADA compliance?

A: Each department's web publisher keeps department sites up to date and is responsible for keeping the sites user friendly.  Web One is structured to make this easy, so don't try to "break the template" and you should be okay. If you have questions, the CSUN Universal Design Center has tutorials, information, and the latest news to keep you in compliance.

Q: Can I post a pdf or video without applying Universal Design principles?

A: No. If you don't know how to make your post compliant, the Universal Design Center is ready to assist.

Q: Can I abbreviate the name of the college?

A: For internal audiences, an abbreviation is okay, but use "HHD" rather than "CHHD" to keep use consistent. For external audiences, please write out the name of the college on promotional materials and in webpages for at least the first iteration, i.e., Health and Human Development (HHD).

Who Made this Page?

Jean O'SullivanHello!

I'm Jean O'Sullivan, Public Affairs/Communications Specialist for the College of HHD.

818-677-7127

email jean.osullivan@csun.edu

 

 

This page was updated August 18, 2016