Penn State and other phone directories are available online through the World Wide Web and other Internet systems. Penn State students, faculty and staff are automatically entered into the directory. This process normally occurs within one week of entry to Penn State. In addition to information commonly found in telephone books (names, phone numbers, and addresses), the directory also contains e-mail addresses and may contain the address of personal Web pages.
To check your entry or look for another person's entry, go to Penn State's directory at the following URL: http://www.psu.edu/directory/.
A searchable departmental directory is available at http://www.psu.edu/directory/dept/ that provides links to those academic colleges, departments and units that have Web sites.
Important Reminder: All information that you choose to include in your directory entry is publicly displayed and available to everyone on the Internet. Please exercise caution when providing information about yourself. For more information about Penn State Directory Services and the directory information contained within, please see http://css.its.psu.edu/internet/directory.html.
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
"Official information" fields contain information about you that is maintained by the University, such as your name, job title, or department. You cannot change this information yourself. Official information must be changed through Penn State's administrative offices. Fields you cannot change yourself include your name, ID, campus, phone, address, department, and title.
University employees must contact their Human Resources Representative. (Human Resources Representatives can contact the AIS Support Center at 814- 863-2276 or AISemail@example.com for help resolving complicated directory issues related to name, ID, campus, phone, address, department, and title). Students must contact the Registrar's Office.
“Unofficial” directory fields contain information that you can add yourself, such as your alias, e-mail forwarding address, additional phone numbers and addresses, your nickname, and even information such as your birthday, call sign, or cell phone. To change your unofficial information, go to https://www.work.psu.edu/.
Some information about students and employees is considered directory information. Directory information may be publicly shared by the institution unless the individual takes formal action to restrict its release. If you prefer not to be listed in Penn State's phone directory, you must request removal of your information.
Students should be aware that a request for confidentiality may have some undesirable side effects. For example, if a prospective employer were to contact the Registrar's Office to verify a student’s status, the employer could not receive confirmation that the student was attending Penn State. Likewise, if a student were to apply for a credit card with a company that wanted to verify that the applicant was a Penn State student, the Registrar's Office again could not confirm the information. Check out directory options at https://elion.psu.edu/.
For details, please refer to the following:
Additional policies can be found on the Web at the following URL: http://its.psu.edu/policies/
This page is part of Your Guide to Information Technology @ Penn State.