Lee University Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Lee University regarding its recent cybersecurity incident. The Lee University cybersecurity incident may have impacted the privacy of sensitive personal information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Lee University is a private college located in Clevland, Tennessee. Founded in 1918, Lee University offers over 150 programs of study from associates to doctoral degrees through its seven schools and colleges, which consist of the College of Arts and Sciences, Helen DeVos College of Education, School of Business, School of Music, School of Nursing, and the School of Theology and Ministry.2 Competing in Division II of the NCAA as the Flames, Lee University has 18 intercollegiate varsity teams and a total enrollment of over 3,500 students.2


Recently, it was reported by online sources that Lee University had experienced a cybersecurity incident impacting the functionality of its systems. In an email to News Channel 9 Lee University made a statement saying: “Lee University became aware of a potential security incident early Friday morning, March 22, 2024. With assistance from external resources, Lee University’s IT team took immediate measures to contain the suspected incident and secure Lee’s environment. Classes have continued as scheduled. The investigation is still ongoing, and we are unable to share specific information on the nature of the incident or extent of its impact.”1 As of April 19, 2024, Lee University has not disclosed the specific nature of the cybersecurity incident and whether the incident resulted in a data breach.

If you believe that you have been impacted by the Lee University cybersecurity incident:

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 sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Lee University cybersecurity incident, 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 that may be provided by Lee 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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