Roosevelt University Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Roosevelt University regarding its recent data breach. The Roosevelt University data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 47,800 individuals.


Roosevelt University is a higher educational institute located in Chicago, Illinois. As a university offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, Roosevelt University specializes in social justice, communication, journalism, and performing arts. Founded in 1945, Roosevelt University was created by Edward Sparling, a former president of the Central YMCA College also located in Chicago, Illinois. Today, Roosevelt University is ranked in the top 400 best national universities and has an acceptance rate of 92% and an average tuition cost of $24,000.


On May 1, 2023, Roosevelt University discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Roosevelt University determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on May 1, 2023. On June 28, 2023, Roosevelt University began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Address

If you received a breach notification letter from Roosevelt 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 Roosevelt University data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review any breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Roosevelt 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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