Xavier University of Louisiana Data Breach Investigation

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


Xavier University of Louisiana is a private, historically Black Catholic university in Louisiana. Officially established in 1925, Xavier University of Louisiana initially began as a Catholic high school ten years earlier, specializing in providing training for Black teachers and clergy. Over time, Xavier University of Louisiana focused its efforts on expanding educational opportunities in liberal arts and sciences while becoming renowned for its College of Pharmacy. Today, Xavier University of Louisiana is one of six historically Black colleges in the state of Louisiana, offering majors in everything from the arts and humanities to business management and physical sciences. Additionally, Xavier University of Louisiana is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, competing in 12 intercollegiate varsity sports. Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Xavier University of Louisiana manages an endowment of approximately $178 million and employs over 500 individuals.


Recently, Xavier University of Louisiana discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and obtained. Through its investigation, Xavier University of Louisiana determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information on November 22, 2022. On February 2, 2023, Xavier University of Louisiana 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 Xavier University of Louisiana:

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 Xavier University of Louisiana 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 Xavier University of Louisiana;
  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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