The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Media Policy

The Citadel welcomes reporters, photographers, videographers and film crews and is happy to assist with the necessary coordination and approval process. Members of the media must be escorted by a representative of The Citadel Office of Communications and Marketing in all circumstances.

Cadet and Student Privacy
Cadets and students have the right to pursue their educational activities without being disturbed by members of the media. Please follow these guidelines if a cadet or student interview is requested:

Email the request to the media relations team as early in advance as possible. Include the desired date, time, and setting as well as an outline about the subject of interview and whether it is for print, broadcast, internet, or social media purposes. If a specific cadet or student is requested, send that name.

Media Identification
Members of the media must display credentials at all times while on campus.

Media may videotape and photograph exterior locations on campus when arranged through the Office of Communications and Marketing. Some indoor locations are not available to the media at any time, including the mess hall and the inside of the barracks (dorms). Other indoor locations can be included in reports when arranged through the media relations team.

The media is encouraged to cover the iconic and visual Citadel dress parades that are held most Fridays during the academic year. No visitors or members of the media are permitted onto the parade field. A designated media area between the bleachers is available at every parade. Photographers and videographers may also stand around the perimeters of Summerall Field.

TV Live Shots
Broadcast live shots are permitted from several areas on campus and should be arranged through the media relations team.

In the event of a campus emergency or lockdown, members of the media would be directed to the Holiday Alumni Center located at 69 Hagood Ave., across from Johnson Hagood Stadium. The college’s media relations professionals will be stationed there as needed in an emergency.

Bulldogs Athletics
Media covering athletes or athletic events should coordinate with The Citadel Athletics media relations team at 843-953-5353.

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