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About the Online Directory

Welcome to Penn’s Online Directory. The Online Directory is an increasingly important resource for the University, offering important, customized contact information for most faculty, staff, and students, along with robust privacy protections.

Who’s in the Directory — Active Penn students, faculty, and staff, and close affiliates such as UPHS (University of Pennsylvania Health System) employees, contractors, and consultants are included in the Directory.

Public and Penn Views — The Directory offers two views of information:

Listings in the Penn View may contain information not displayed in the Public View.

Individual listings — Directory listings, tailored by individuals to suit their specific situations, can contain rich contact information. For example, up to four addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses can be shown, and annotations can be added to many information fields. Individuals have the option to display a more restricted set of information in the Public View.

Search — Directory Search has been designed to discourage bulk collection of email addresses for solicitation purposes. There are minimum requirements for what must be entered into search fields.

Customization and Privacy — Many data fields are available in an individual’s Directory 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 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

More information — For comprehensive help and more details about these topics, visit the Online Directory Help Center.


About the Online Directory
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