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Update on Student Data Violation


The university learned on Feb. 23 that a peripheral system with limited information was accessed on campus and placed online. The compromised information was the result of an internal security violation and not the result of an external “hack,” as reported by outside sources. 

Those impacted by this security violation include students who have been accepted for admission. We have no evidence that social security numbers, credit cards or any other banking information has been accessed. We will continue to keep the public updated as information develops. 

A student suspect has been identified and questioned. Because the individual is a juvenile, we can make no further comment. Other individuals are being questioned. The university is working with state and federal law enforcement officials to have the website removed and to seek prosecution of the offenders.

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