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Solomon Amendment

The Solomon Amendment is a federal law that requires institutions receiving certain federal agency funding to fulfill military recruitment requests for access to campus and for lists containing student recruiting information. It provides branches of the military access to certain student information which would have been denied them under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Recruiters may receive "student recruiting information" for either the immediately previous, current or future term for all students, aged 17 and older, who are/were registered for at least 1 credit hour in the requested semester/term.

  • Information released is limited to the current semester or the previous semester. If the request is received between semesters, the requestor must specify previous semester or upcoming semester.
  • Students must be enrolled.
  • If a student requests that their directory information be withheld under FERPA, this protection will be honored under Solomon; the student's records will not be released
  • Sub-population definition under Solomon is limited to the data elements included in the definition of "Student Recruitment Information." Sub-population definitions according to veteran status, academic performance, ethnicity, nationality, and gender are specifically excluded under Solomon

Student recruitment information includes:

Names, addresses, electronic mail addresses (which shall be the electronic mail addresses provided by the institution, if available), and telephone listings.

Date and place of birth, levels of education, academic majors, degrees received, and the most recent educational institution enrolled in by the student.