Alumni Directory FAQs

Note: Monday, August 1 is the last day to update information for the Harris Connect Alumni Directory!

2017 Alumni Directory FAQ

Q: I received a postcard/email/phone call from a company asking for my personal information. They said they were working on a directory for The College of Idaho. Is this a legitimate project?

A: Yes. The College of Idaho has partnered with Harris Connect to produce our new alumni directory. Harris Connect has been an industry leader for nearly 50 years in producing and publishing alumni directories.

Q: Why is a directory project important? 

A: A directory project provides the College with a tremendous amount of data updates which helps us stay in contact with our alumni. 

Q: When can I expect to hear from Harris Connect?

A: Monday through Friday, Harris Connect makes calls beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until about 9 p.m., in all time zones. They may try to contact you at work during the day or in the evening.  If you are contacted at a time that is inconvenient for you, simply let the representative know.  S/he will give you the Harris Connect toll-free number or will arrange to call you later.

Q: I want to verify my information is correct. How can I do this?

A: Between now and August 29, 2016, you may call this number toll-free: 1-800-726-2836, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.  During the call, you will speak with a Harris Connect representative who will walk you through the verification process. (You may have already received an email or postcard with this number.)  A few days after the call, you should receive an email with a personalized URL, linking to a secure online site, where you can check all of your information and make any additional updates.

Q: What if I don’t want to be listed in the directory or if I don’t want certain pieces of information listed?

A: Harris Connect can still update your information for us, but they will honor your specific request to exclude all or parts of your biographical data from the publication.

Q: Can I choose for some or all of my information to not be printed in the directory?

A: Absolutely. You may tell the Harris representative what information you would prefer to have excluded when you call to update/verify your information. You may also communicate this information to the Harris customer service desk or to the Alumni Relations office. As a standard, the following information will be printed in the Directory:

•             Full name including your surname at The College of Idaho (if different from your current last name)  

•             Degree/Year

•             Occupation

•             Business address

•             Business phone

•             Home mailing address

•             Home phone

•             Preferred email address 

If you wish not to have certain information printed in the directory, you may choose to have specific details omitted.

Q: Who will be included in the directory?

A: All alumni. If alumni request not to be included, we will honor these requests. 

Q: If my name is listed in the directory, am I obligated to purchase a copy?

A: Although everyone will be given the opportunity to purchase his or her own copy of the directory, your name will be listed regardless of whether you decide to purchase a copy.

Q: What happens if I don’t order a directory now, but I change my mind later?

A: We have arranged to print as many directories as are ordered before we go to press.  So, if you do change your mind prior to publication, you can call the dedicated toll-free number 1-800-726-2836 to order your copy by August 29, 2016.

Q: When will I receive my directory?

A: The new directory will be distributed in late December 2016.

Q: May I use the information in the directory for commercial purposes?

A: No, information in the directory is not for commercial use. The directory is for official College of Idaho and Alumni Relations use, and also for individual communication of a personal nature between alumni listed within the directory.