Solomon Amendment

This policy applies to all currently enrolled students in a semester.

The Solomon Amendment (10 U.S.C. §503) allows military organizations access to education records and information ordinarily restricted under FERPA for the purposes of military recruiting. The Solomon Amendment supersedes most elements of FERPA and requires colleges to release certain information pertaining to their students. Colleges that fail to comply with the Solomon Amendment risk losing funds from several federal agencies, including: the Departments of Education, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Defense (10 U.S.C. §983).

Military branches of service may receive student list information of currently enrolled students as per Solomon Amendment. A Solomon Amendment request must be in writing stating that the information requested is for ‘recruitment purposes only.’

Student Recruiting Information (as defined by the Department of Defense in the October 23, 1998 Final Regulations).

· Name

· Address

· Telephone

· Age (or date of birth)

· Class level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)

· Academic Major (program of study)


1) Solomon Amendment requests must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office in writing stating that the information requested is for ‘recruitment purposes only’.

2) Registrar’s Office will respond and/or complete the request within 5 business days.

a) A secure encrypted file will be uploaded or sent to military recruitment office