Web Services

The Marketing and Communications web team creates exciting, Buffalo State–branded websites. We're responsible for the official Buffalo State website, official templates, and Drupal training. We'll work with you to provide you with what you need to make your site successful.

How We Can Help

Main site on a mobile phone

Website Types

Main site homepage


Sites for which programming is funded, staffed, and supported by Buffalo State:

  • Buffalo State main site
  • Academic department
  • Center
  • Program sites
  • Administrative office
  • Support unit pages
Communication web page


Buffalo State uses the Drupal content management system (CMS) to house the main site, key custom subsites, academic department sites, and administrative office sites. 

More about web templates
Barnes and Noble Bookstore web page


Affiliated web pages are independent web presences established for select Buffalo State programs and facilities. 

Affiliated pages policies



Buffalo State's official web products are mandated to be accessible to all, including users with vision, motor, or hearing impairments. To ensure ADA accessibility, university websites are designed and developed in adherence with the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standards. 

Learn about accessibility 


Web accessibility requirements extend to include:

  • All images, documents (including PDFs)
  • Videos
  • Applications residing on university web pages
  • Any third-party products connected to sites

Web Page Policies

Consistent Messaging

Content on official Buffalo State web servers may be changed at any time by the Marketing and Communications Office to ensure accuracy of messaging, as well as strong, consistent, and professionally presented graphics and imagery.

Pages on campus servers:

  • Must not violate state or federal law or any university policy, or feature obscene, harassing, or discriminatory content; or contain any other inappropriate information.
  • Must meet section 508 accessibility standards.

Website Takeovers and Shutdowns

The Marketing and Communications Office may take over or shut down any Buffalo State site for:

  • Consistent documented failure to update websites (removal of PWC admin access) 
  • Failure to update within one academic year (automatic shutdown)
  • Unprofessional presentation
  • Consistently low traffic
  • Does not meet the strategic goals of the institution


Mobile Apps Policies

Apps Requirements

  • Be free of paid third-party advertising
  • Support institutional goals (enhancing the student experience, increasing enrollment, streamlining  current processes, improving overall communication, etc.)
  • Communicate with social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter where applicable
  • Be accessible and adhere to W3C mobile web guidelines
  • Must include:
    • Official Buffalo State web palette and crest mark
    • Clear authorship, contact, and support information
    • Direct connectivity back to the main Buffalo State website