Approved "About The Citadel" Copy
It is important that campus constituents describe The Citadel in a way that is consistent, and that supports the college's mission and strategic goals. This approved college "elevator speech" is to be used as needed:
The Citadel, with its iconic campus located in Charleston, South Carolina offers a classic military college education for young men and women profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Graduates are not required to serve in the military but about one-third of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their state and their communities as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers 26 graduate degree programs with 22 concentration options, 25 graduate certificate programs, and 10 evening undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule, with many courses now available online. The Citadel was named Best Public College in the South by U.S. News and World Report for six consecutive years, and #1 Best Public College for Veterans in the South, as well as Best Value out of all South Carolina colleges and universities, by Forbes.