Alumni Census and Directory - Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information. They said they were working on a directory for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Is this a legitimate project, or is it a scam?
A: We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce our new alumni directory. PCI is a company located in Dallas, TX that publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation. This project allows Chicago Booth to receive important updates to our database so we know more about our alumni and how we can better serve you and future alumni.
Q. Does Chicago Booth benefit from this at all?
A: Yes, in a few different ways:
a. Updated Information – Allows us to effectively communicate with and engage alumni, as well as better help our students to understand the possibilities available with a Booth MBA.
b. Legacy – Preserves the history of our school
c. Revenue – Generates donation revenue for alumni programs
d. Pride – Purchasing and wearing apparel shows support and love for our school
Q. How do I know my information will only be used for directory purposes?
A: Chicago Booth has a contractual agreement with PCI that states:
a. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI by Chicago Booth for the publication of the Directory will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Directory and except as required by court order or law.
b. The Directory will be made available only to alumni of Chicago Booth. Upon completion of the project, PCI will return to Chicago Booth any and all electronic files that have been supplied by Chicago Booth or produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Directory.
Q. I would like to verify and update my information. How can I do this?
A: If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative for Chicago Booth’s project. The representative will verify all the information we have on file for you and make any updates where needed. If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information. If you have questions, you may call PCI’s customer service desk at 1.800.982.1590.
Q. Can anyone purchase a directory?
A: The Chicago Booth Alumni Directory is available for sale only to Chicago Booth alumni.
Q. Can I choose some or all of my information not to be printed in the directory?
A: When you call to update your information, you can tell the representative what information you prefer to have excluded. Starting Monday, July 20, 2020, you may also communicate this information to the PCI customer service desk at 1.877.211.5113
Q. I ordered a directory/package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?
A: Starting Monday, July 20, 2020, call the PCI customer service help desk at 1.877.211.5113 and they will take care of this for you.