For Students

By law, Penn may release your “directory information” without your consent, unless you have specifically asked Penn not to do so (“opted out”). At Penn, “directory information” includes a student’s name, address (local, home or electronic mail), telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities (including social and honorary fraternities) and sports, weight and height if a member of an athletic team, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and previous educational institutions attended.

Penn’s online directory protects you beyond the legal requirement and allows you to opt-out of sharing most types of directory information in two ways — within the Penn community and with the general public.

For more information and options, contact the Office of the Registrar.

For Faculty and Staff

In the online directory, many data fields are available in an individual’s profile—the customizable set of information on which Directory listings are based.

Some fields are pre-populated and can be edited or concealed; others appear blank and can be filled in voluntarily. Individuals are free to decide which information to display based on their personal privacy needs and the following requirements:

Faculty and staff have minimum listing requirements designed to balance personal privacy needs with the University’s operational needs:

  • Public View: Name and affiliation
  • Penn View: Name, School or organization, affiliation, title, a campus mailing address, a campus phone number, and a campus email address

Faculty and staff who have a compelling privacy or security concern that warrants exclusion from the Directory may submit a request for consideration by the Office of Audit, Compliance, and Privacy. Send requests to or call 215-573-3348.