Franklin College Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Franklin College, regarding its recent data breach. The Franklin College data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 5,900 individuals.


Franklin College is a private liberal arts and sciences educational institution. Established in 1834 as a Baptist manual labor college, Franklin College has since reworked its curriculum to offer 49 different majors. Today, Franklin College places a heavy emphasis on liberal arts subjects such as math, history, English, philosophy, fine arts, and more. Located in Franklin, Indiana, Franklin College’s main campus spans 207 acres and includes sports facilities, residential dorms, classrooms, and 31 acres of woodland. Outside of its course syllabus, Franklin College competes in 21 NCAA Division III sports and offers extra-curricular activities in Greek Life, music and theater, and over 40 different student organizations.


On January 21, 2022, Franklin College discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Franklin College determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired this information by launching a malicious code attack. On August 29, 2022, Franklin College began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from Franklin College:

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 Franklin College 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 the free credit monitoring service provided by Franklin College;
  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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