Per the Solomon Amendment, institutions of higher education are required to provide “student recruiting information” for all students who are at least seventeen (17) years of age and enrolled for at least one credit hour at their institution to military recruiters. Please note that the Solomon Amendment supersedes FERPA and even if a university has a policy of not releasing “directory information” it must comply with requests for “student recruiting information”.
At Mason Student Recruiting Information includes the following:
Information released is limited to the current semester or previous semester. If the request is received between semesters, the requestor must specify which semester (i.e. previous or upcoming). Further, any student who has placed a “confidential hold” on their record will be excluded under FERPA.
All requests for “student recruiting information” must be made in writing, using military letterhead which clearly identifies the military recruiting branch or office. Additionally, all requests must be accompanied by a completed Solomon Amendment Request Form. All requests may be sent by email, fax or postal mail to:
Office of the University Registrar
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030