Creating a site in SharePoint is synonymous with creating a new section. A site, or section, is like a container that holds multiple pages. You want to create a new site (section) in your web site whenever you need to add content that will span multiple pages.
Here are a few examples of when you might want to create a new site (section):
- You need a section for faculty and/or staff that includes a bio page for each person
- You need a section for academic programs or degrees, where each program and/or degree has its own page
- You need a section for grants and scholarships that includes a page for each grant/scholarship
You must have a certain level of permission to be able to create a new site. If you need to make a new site, and do not see New Site as an option under Site Actions in the ribbon, contact your Site Owner or the CMS administrator.