Solomon Amendment & FERPA

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

The Department of Education has determined the Solomon Amendment supersedes most elements of FERPA. KSU is therefore obligated to release student recruiting infor­mation, which may or may not match our FERPA directory information list. However, if the student has submitted a request to the Office of the Registrar through Owl Express to restrict the release of their Directory Information, then no information from the student's education record will be released under the Solomon Amendment. Please visit the FERPA website to learn more about directory information.

What information are military recruiters entitled to under the Solomon Amendment?

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Telephone
  4. KSU Email address
  5. Age
  6. Native, Naturalized or Permanent Resident of the US
  7. Level of education, or class standing
  8. Academic major

Procedure for releasing information to military recruiter:

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

The Office of the Registrar will work with the requestor to ensure the security of the data and privacy of KSU students. 

Questions regarding the release of this information should be directed to registar@kennesaw.edu.

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