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UO Blogs can be used for UO-sponsored activities and groups. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Departments
  • Administrative Units
  • Labs
  • Interdisciplinary research groups
  • Project teams
  • Conferences
  • Events

When choosing a theme for your UO-sponsored activities, select one of the custom themes titled UO <Theme Name> or activate the UO Banner plugin to add the UO brand to your theme. These themes include institutional branding and other required design elements, and do not include the disclaimer required for personal sites. Please note that sites for study groups associated with a specific credit course are required to follow privacy policies and adhere to  FERPA requirements. See for details.


The service is available for students, faculty, and staff to use for individual blogging and web publishing. Personal sites for students,
faculty and staff should select one of the themes titled UO Personal. These themes do not use institutional branding and include a disclaimer that states:

“This site is maintained by the author for personal and professional communications as authorized by the University of Oregon’s computer use policies. Unless otherwise indicated, the content and opinions expressed on this web site do not necessarily reflect the views of nor are they endorsed by the University of Oregon or the Oregon University System.”

The disclaimer for UO personal blogs is in compliance with the Terms of Service for Academic Web Publishing and Collaboration Services and other UO Policies.

If you choose a theme without the disclaimer, you are responsible for adding a text widget and pasting in the approved disclaimer. For instructions on how to add a disclaimer text widget to your blog, see

For instructions on how to set up your first blog, see


UO Blogs provides a great way to collaborate with your peers and colleagues at the University of Oregon or at other institutions! As an administrator, you can add anyone to your site. See for instructions on how to add UO affiliated guest or for instructions on how to add non-UO affiliated guests.

Please note departmental role accounts cannot be used for UO Blogs.

For additional information about using UO Blogs for collaboration, see