DePauw University Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating DePauw University regarding its recent data breach. The DePauw University data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


DePauw University is a private university located in Greencastle, Indiana. Founded in 1837 as Indiana Asbury University, DePauw University was renamed in 1884 in honor of W. C. DePauw, an important benefactor. The DePauw University School of Music, established in 1884, is one of the country’s oldest music schools. Today, DePauw University offers over 75 majors, minors, and programs across a range of academic disciplines, with an emphasis on liberal arts. Over 100 clubs and organizations, a prominent Greek life, athletics, and performing arts are all a part of DePauw University’s campus life.


On October 31, 2023, DePauw University discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, DePauw University determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this information from an internal file server containing employee benefits information. On November 22, 2023, DePauw University began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Employer identification number

If you received a breach notification letter from DePauw University:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the DePauw University data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by DePauw University;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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