The Solomon Amendment, a federal law made effective in December 2015, requires Oregon Coast Community College and all higher educational institutions to provide military recruiters, upon request, with the following information – names, addresses and telephone listings – for all enrolled students unless students have specifically advised the College in writing that they do not want their information disclosed without their prior written consent. [Note: These laws are Section 9528 of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. § 7908) and 10 U.S.C. § 503(c).]
While Oregon Coast Community College has not designated a student’s address or telephone listing as “directory information” under FERPA, it still, under the provisions of the Solomon Amendment, must provide all three pieces of information to military recruiters and IHEs, upon request, unless the student has submitted a written request to the OCCC Registrar to opt out of such a disclosure. This request is separate and distinct from a request to opt-out of disclosure of student directory information.
Solomon Amendment Opt-out Procedure:
A student who wishes to opt-out of disclosure of Solomon Amendment information must submit to the OCCC Registrar a written and signed request not to disclose this information to these individuals. Electronic requests do not provide sufficient verification for these purposes and therefore are not accepted. A request for non-disclosure should be sent to:
Oregon Coast Community College
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97366