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Solomon Amendment

The Solomon Amendment is a federal law requiring colleges and universities to provide "Student Recruitment Information" to eligible units within the five branches of military service.  Military recruiters from each eligible unit may request the "Student Recruitment Information" once each semester.

Information may be provided for the current, subsequent, or immediate previous semester for all students, aged 17 and older, who are/were registered for at least one credit hour of the requested semester.

According the Solomon Amendment, Student Recruitment Information is defined as:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone
  • Age (or date of birth)
  • Class Level
  • Academic Major
  • Place of Birth
  • Degrees Received
  • Most Recent Educational Institution Attended
Military recruiters must recognize that this information is confidential and must not be shared with third parties or other organizations.  Once the data have been used, whether in electronic or paper format, they should be deleted or destroyed.
What recruiters MAY NOT ask for / information MSU Denver will NOT provide:
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Race/Ethnicity/Nationality
  • Grade-Point-Average (GPA)
  • Grades or "low-performing students"
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Students with Loans in Default

Information released is limited to military recruiting purposes only. The following is a list of eligible units of the military:

  • Air Force
  • Air Force Reserve
  • Air Force National Guard
  • Army
  • Army National Guard
  • Army Reserve
  • Coast Guard
  • Coast Guard Reserve
  • Navy
  • Navy Reserve
  • Marine Corps
  • Marine Corps Reserve

While students cannot restrict the release of “Student Recruiting Information” specifically to the military, a student may submit a request to withhold the release of their FERPA “directory information” to any non-institutional persons or organizations, which would include the military.

For more information on withholding the release of information to all non-institutional persons or organizations, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s Forms webpage for the Non-Disclosure of Directory Information form.

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