The VCU Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce our new alumni directory. Based in Dallas, PCI publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities and military organizations across the nation. This project allows VCU to receive important updates to our database so we know more about our alumni and how we can better serve you and future alumni.
All updates are returned to VCU, so that our database remains current. PCI is only collecting information for purposes of the directory. It is a great way to stay connected to the VCU alumni community!
Using the newly collected information, PCI will produce a hardcover publication that is available for purchase. The published directory will allow you to reconnect with old classmates. Electronic editions will also be available. Everyone will be offered the option of purchasing the VCU Alumni Directory, but no one is under any obligation to purchase a copy in order to be included in the publication.
Please be assured that this directory project is coordinated with the VCU Office of Alumni Relations. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (804) 828-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I know my information will only be used for directory purposes?
VCU has a contractual agreement with PCI that states:
> The names, addresses and information provided to PCI by VCU for the publication of the directory will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are used in, or in the preparation of, the directory and except as required by court order or law.
> The directory will be made available only to alumni of VCU. Upon completion of the project, PCI will return to VCU any and all electronic files that have been supplied by VCU or produced by PCI in connection with the production of the directory.
I would like to verify and update my information. How can I do this?Example of the postcard that alumni will receive from P-C-I[View Image]
Example of postcard
If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative. 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 (800) 982-1590.
Can anyone purchase a directory?
The VCU Alumni Directory is available for sale only to VCU alumni.
When will I receive my directory?
The total duration of the directory project is about 12 months. Since we began the project in January 2019, the directories will be distributed in January 2020.
Can I choose some or all of my information not to be printed in the directory?
When you call to update your information, you can tell the representative what information you would prefer to have excluded. You may also communicate this information to the PCI customer service desk, (800) 982-1590) or to the VCU Office of Alumni Relations, (804) 828-2586.
I ordered a directory/package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?
Call the PCI customer service help desk at (800) 982-1590, and they will take care of this for you.