Websites for Faculty, Staff, and Departments

USC faculty, staff, and departments have several free and fee-based options for creating websites for themselves and for their schools and units.

Free Website Options

USC Google Sites

Faculty and staff can create free, template-based websites using Google Sites. These sites can either be public or can be limited to a specific set of users.

For more information on creating web pages using Google Sites, see

School- and Unit-based Website Tools

USC schools and units may offer free website creation tools to their faculty and staff. To see what tools are available, please contact the local IT support for your school or unit.

Some schools and units have posted specific guidelines and tools for developing website content. See the links below for more information:

USC Web Server (CWIS)

Faculty and staff comfortable with HTML and SFTP clients can publish websites directly on CWIS, the USC web server. 

For more information on creating web pages on the USC web server, see

Fee-based Website Options

ITS Web Services

ITS Web Services helps schools and other units at USC rethink their branding and web strategies to project a cutting-edge, professional image by leveraging the latest technology in web design.

For more information on engaging ITS Web Services to assist with your web design and for examples of their work, see

Third-Party Services

There are many third-party web hosting and web design services that faculty, staff, schools, and units can use to help them create web pages.

Once these pages are created, users can request a USC website address (also known as a URL) for the website.

For information on creating a USC website address for a website designed and/or hosted by a third-party, see

Additional Information

If you have any additional questions on creating websites at USC, please submit a request to ITS Web Services (USC NetID login required.)