Guidelines for Club Web Pages

The following links provide information to help guide you when creating club web pages. You will find rules that must be followed, as well as several suggestions for your consideration in an effort to help maintain quality standards and safety for all who participate in the 4-H program.

Rules for the Use of the 4-H Clover

The following entities are authorized to use the 4-H name and emblem; County Extension Offices, including 4-H units in independent cities.

Rules for the General Use of the4-H Name & Emblem

The official 4-H emblem consists of a green four-leaf clover with stem and the letter "H" in white or gold on each leaflet.  The 4-H emblem shown most nearly  reflects that which is described in the 4-H name and emblem law and is thus recommended for use nationwide.

Graphics Rules

Graphic images are very easily obtained from the world wide web.  However, you may not use any picture or graphic obtained from another site (in whole or part) without written permission.

 Site Location

The best location for 4-H club web sites is on the county 4-H web page.

Standards for Club Web Pages

All 4-H club Web pages should be housed on Penn State servers.  The sites should meet standards of good taste, appropriateness, and present the 4-H club in a positive way.

 Penn State Statement

As with print publications, your website must contain a Penn State affirmative action statement.

Consent for Use of Picture of Name on Club Pages

If you intend to use a picture or name of a 4-H member, you must obtain written permission from the member's parent or guardian to do so (if the member is 18, parental permission may not be mandatory).

Pennsylvania 4-H Social Media Guidelines

Social media provides powerful tools for communication - to both share information about our programs and engage in conversation with each other and outside parties.  These guidelines outline expectations for communicating online on behalf on Pennsylvania 4-H county programs.