Solomon Amendment

The Solomon Amendment is a federal law that allows military recruiters to request information about registered students, who are 17 and older, and who have not filed any FERPA restrictions.

The Department of Education has determined the Solomon Amendment supersedes most elements of FERPA. An institution is therefore obligated to release information included in the list of “student recruiting information,” which may or may not match UL Lafayette’s FERPA directory information list.

In accordance with this federal law, UL Lafayette will release information for military recruitment purposes. Information released will pertain to registered students from either the current or most previous semester. 

What student recruiting information is released?

  • Name
  • Classification
  • Major
  • Age
  • Address (Mailing and Permanent)
  • Phone Number
  • University Email Address

Who can request this information?

Military recruiters from the five branches of the U.S. Military may request a recruitment report once per semester.

  • 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

How to request information?

To request student information within the scope of the Solomon Amendment, military recruiters should email their requests from an official military email address to Anita Babineaux at