is a self-service platform for Brown faculty and staff who wish to host individual, lab, conference or other non-departmental or non-administrative organization websites on the domain. facilitates the creation of accessible, secure websites within the Brown web environment. Every site on is based on WordPress, which simplifies website creation and maintenance.

Eligibility for

These are the acceptable uses for a website on

  • Individual faculty and staff websites
    (sites must be professionally focused)

  • Labs and research studies

  • Conferences and workshops

  • Publications and journals associated with Brown

  • Organizations, partnerships, alliances, scholarly societies, etc. housed at Brown

Every user with access to a website on is bound by the University’s Code of Conduct, administrative policies, and all other applicable policies across the University. These include, but are not limited to, policies limiting political campaigning and activity; governing use of the Brown University name, logo, marks and likeness; establishing permissions for image use and adherence to copyright; and limiting release of personal or academic information governed by privacy statutes, among other policies.

Example Sites

Check out the various examples of websites created on for illustration and inspiration.

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Themes and Plugins offers a predefined set of design themes and plugins. To ensure the security and accessibility of websites hosted on the domain, the website platform does not allow users to install themes or plugins.

If you would like to request the installation of a specific theme or plugin, please email

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Custom Development on

Custom web development is not permitted on The installation of custom web applications is not permitted on, and the platform does not support this functionality.

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Web Accessibility

Websites hosted on must follow the University’s web accessibility policy, which ensure Brown remains in compliance with federal standards. The themes and templates provided on are accessible “out of the box,” but each web content editor is responsible for the accessibility of content added to their site.

Websites hosted on must not return any material errors when checked with a web accessibility evaluation tool. Sites that do not comply with Brown’s digital accessibility policies will be removed from Site owners will be contacted before their site is decommissioned.

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Removal of Unused Websites

Websites hosted on are checked annually for content updates and activity. If a site is not actively updated, its owner at Brown will be asked before the site is removed due to inactivity. Sites that are created but contain no content or only placeholder content after 12 months will be automatically removed.

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When Individuals Leave Brown

Individuals will lose access to their site on when they leave Brown. Individuals leaving Brown are encouraged to export their site prior to their departure date. Sites without any active Brown content editors assigned to them will be archived and decommissioned within 12 months.