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.

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 CSU Channel Islands’ FERPA directory information list.

However, if the student has submitted a FERPA Request to Withhold Directory Information form (PDF, 1.7MB) to Records & Registration, to restrict the release of their directory information, then no information from the student's education record will be released under the Solomon Amendment.

"Student Recruitment Information" or "Solomon Information" as defined by the Solomon Amendment:

  1. Name
  2. Address*
  3. Telephone*
  4. Age*
  5. Place of birth*
  6. Level of education
  7. Academic major
  8. Degrees received
  9. Educational institution in which the student was most recently enrolled*

*is not defined as Directory information at CSUCI

Procedure for releasing information to military recruiter:

  1. Under the Solomon amendment, information will be released for military recruitment purposes only.
  2. The military recruiters may request student recruitment information once each semester within the five branches of the service:
    1. Army: Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard
    2. Navy: Navy, Navy Reserve
    3. Marine Corps: Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
    4. Air Force: Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force National Guard
    5. Coast Guard: Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
  3. The request should be submitted in writing on letterhead clearly identifying the unit of service requesting the student recruitment information.
  4. The request should list what student recruitment information is being requested.
  5. The request should specify whether the information needed is for the current or previous semester.

All responses to Solomon Amendment requests for information will be reviewed by the Records & Registration office. Requesters can expect a response in 3-5 business days. Military Recruiters are to submit their Solomon requests to:

CSU Channel Islands
Records & Registration

One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

 

 

Or records.registration@csuci.edu