Citadel Life Orientation
•Students participate in one hour of CLO Monday through Thursday
•CLO will be conducted as a theory-oriented classroom activity with some experiential components
Topics of Instruction
•Introduction to knob knowledge
•Question and Answer sessions
•Personal appearance tutorials
•Introduction to barracks life
•Introduction to the Charleston community
•Introduction to the military branches
CSI students also begin memorizing important sections of the Cadet Guidon. Memorizing the correct sections of the Guidon in advance allows CSI students to experience significantly less stress in the fourth class system.
On Fridays, students will participate in room and personal inspections in lieu of CLO.
Inspections will cover the following criteria:
* Personal hygiene and cleanliness
* Adherence to dress code standards
* Room cleanliness and organization
* On time and prepared for inspection
* Knob knowledge quiz
A significant advantage that CSI students have stems from the direct instruction they receive from our carefully selected CSI Student Leaders (CSLs). The CSLs are current Citadel cadets who oversee the CSI students' daily activities.
CSI offers the only period of instruction when freshmen can freely and openly interact with and learn from upperclass instructors before entering knob year.