Under a federal law entitled the Solomon Amendment, military recruiters are allowed to access some address, biographical, and academic 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 IECC's FERPA directory information. HOWEVER, if a student has a current Directory Information Restriction Notification (see FERPA) on file, IECC will not provide data on the student and, under the law, is released of any obligation to do so.
Student Recruiting Information as defined by the Solomon Amendment includes:
- Telephone Number
- Age/Date of Birth
- Place of Birth (N/A to IECC - this information is not collected from students)
- Class Level (freshman, sophomore, continuing)
- Major field of study
- Degrees received
- Most recent educational institution attended
Requesting Recruitment Information from IECC
Information released is limited to military recruiting purposes only. Military recruiters within the following 5 branches of the service may request student recruitment information once each semester.
Air Force: Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force National Guard
Army: Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard
Coast Guard: Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
Marine Corps: Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
Navy: Navy, Navy Reserve
Military recruiters must:
Complete a Military Request for Student Information form.
Attach this completed form to an official request, on letterhead, that clearly identifies the military recruiting organization.
- Mail both documents, along with a $50 processing fee to:
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
Attn: Assistant Dean of Academic Services
233 East Chestnut Street
Olney, IL 62450
All responses to Solomon Amendment requests are processed centrally in a timely manner at the District Office. Data will be supplied in an Excel file and include all applicable Student Recruitment Information identified above.