Welcome to the Office of External Affairs
The Office of External Affairs (OEA) works with the news media, campus schools and departments, faculty, staff, cadets and graduate students, visiting tour groups, alumni and others to provide information and promote understanding of The Citadel.
OEA oversees The Citadel’s efforts in media relations, public affairs, marketing, publications, photography, and the college web site.
The mission of the Office of External Affairs, formerly called the Public Affairs Office, is to help others to understand The Citadel's achievements, its people, and its unique mission; to heighten the image and enhance the reputation of The Citadel; and to position The Citadel within the higher education community.
The Citadel's Office of External Affairs oversees The Citadel's efforts in media and public relations, publications, photographic services, marketing, web technology, and internal and external communications.
Media and Photo Access
The Office of External Affairs welcomes reporters, photographers and film crews and is happy to assist with any necessary coordination. At the same time, cadets have the right to pursue their educational activities undisturbed by outsiders and to privacy in academic buildings and barracks. Because cadets have little flexibility in their schedules and in consideration for their rights, the Office of External Affairs has established the following guidelines to assist the media, photographers and film crews with on-campus access to cadets and students in The Citadel Graduate College.
Escorts for photographers, reporters and film crews: Unless alternate arrangements have been approved, all reporters, film crews and still photographers (professional, freelance and amateurs intending to sell or distribute Citadel images) must be escorted by a representative from the Office of External Affairs while on campus. To coordinate, call 843.953.6779.
Photographers covering athletic events should coordinate with the Sports Information Office in the Department of Athletics. Phone: 843.953.5353