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What is the Solomon Amendment?

The Solomon Amendment is a federal law that requires institutions that receive certain federal funding to grant military recruiters access to campus and fulfill their requests for student recruitment information. The Department of Education has determined the Solomon Amendment supersedes most elements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and therefore an institution is obligated to release data included on the list of student recruitment information.

Student Recruiting Information or "Solomon Information"

Student recruiting information, or Solomon Information, is defined by the Solomon Amendment and is independent of FERPA directory information designated by the University of Kentucky although some information items may match.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone
  • UK E-mail Address
  • Age and Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Level of Education
  • Major (Field of Study)
  • Degrees Received
  • Most recent educational institution attended

Procedure for Releasing Solomon Information

Under the Solomon amendment, information will be released for military recruitment purposes only. The military recruiters may request student recruitment information once each term for each of the 12 eligible units within the five branches of the service:

  • Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard

  • Navy, Navy Reserve

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve

  • Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force National Guard

  • Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve

Requests must identify in writing the unit of service that is requesting the information and specify whether the information needed is for a current or previous term.

Request Solomon Information