Understanding Compass

Important information for those who are working with VCU units on projects that use the Compass web framework. Last updated June 15, 2021.

Overview: VCU’s web ecosystem

As of May 2021, VCU has a network of 601 websites designated as “organizational websites” in our A to Z index. TerminalFour, our university’s official CMS manages 488 of those, over 80%.

VCU Web Standards

All organizational websites are governed by a set of rules, regulations and guidelines, known as VCU Web Standards. Our web standards are authorized by the Organizational Websites Management and Hosting Policy. All vendors and stakeholders should have an understanding of the VCU Web Standards, but there are a few significant items for the purposes of this document.

Compass: The University Web Framework