Rensselaer Polytechnic Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (“RPI”) regarding its recent data breach. The RPI data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 1,700 individuals.


RPI is a private research university located in Troy, New York. Established in 1824 as The Rensselaer School, RPI offers over 140 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral programs, as well as programs and certificates for working professionals across a variety of academic fields, including: architecture, engineering, science, humanities, arts, and social sciences. One of the oldest technological research universities in the U.S., RPI enrolls approximately 7,000 students annually and has more than 110,000 living alumni. Competing in the NCAA as the Engineers, RPI has 23 intercollegiate athletic teams and employs more than 1,000 individuals.


On November 17, 2023, RPI learned that one of its vendors, Athletic Trainer System, had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information may have been accessed and acquired. The incident investigation determined that an unauthorized third party may have accessed this sensitive information between January 2020 and January 2021. On February 1, 2024, RPI began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Medical information
  • Photograph

If you received a breach notification letter from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute:

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 RPI 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 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute:
  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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