Solomon Amendment is a federal law that allows military recruiters to access some address, biographical, and academic program information on students age 17 and older who have not filed any FERPA restrictions.

The Department of Education has determined the Solomon Amendment supersedes most elements of FERPA. An institution is therefore obligated to release data included in the list of “student recruiting infor­mation,” which may or may not match UWG’s FERPA directory information list.

Definition - "Student Recruitment Information" or "Solomon Information"

  1.  Name
  2.  Address (permanent)
  3.  Telephone
  4.  Electronic mail addresses (which shall be the electronic mail addresses provided by the school,
     if available)
  5.  Age or Date for Birth (17 and older)
  6.  Place of birth (Native, Naturalized or Permanent Resident of the US)
  7.  Class Level (Freshman, Sophomore, Etc.)
  8.  Academic major
  9.  Degrees received
  10.  Educational institution in which the student was most recently enrolled

Procedure for releasing information to military recruiter:

  • Under the Solomon amendment, information will be released for military recruitment purposes only. The military recruiters may request student recruitment information once each term or semester for each of the six branches of the service: 

         U.S. Army: Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard
         U.S. Navy: Navy, Navy Reserve
         U.S. Air Force: Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force National Guard
         U.S. Marine Corps: Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve    
         U.S. Coast Guard: Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
         U.S. Space Force
  • The request should be submitted in writing identifying the unit of service requesting the student recruitment information.
  • The request should specify whether the information needed is for the current or previous semester.

 

Questions regarding the release of this information should be directed to openrecords@westga.edu.