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Charleston Accents

 Check out “Charleston Accents” the Citadel Oral History Program’s new digital exhibit spotlighting the vibrant and varied accents of Charleston-area residents. The project features excerpts from seventeen interviews from the Citadel’s extensive oral history collection. Many of the interviews were conducted by Citadel and College of Charleston students whose work has helped build the program’s collection of more than four hundred interviews.

SHSS Study Abroad Awards


For the tenth consecutive year, the School of Humanities & Social Sciences plans to offer financial assistance to up to five students who wish to participate in one of The Citadel's summer study abroad programs. To be considered for one of these awards, which are worth up to $5,000.00 each, you must:

  • Be pursuing a major or minor course of study within the School of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Have a cumulative GPA above 3.0
  • Have financial need as defined and documented by The Citadel's office of scholarships and financial aid
  • Be approved by The Citadel's Office of International Studies
  • Complete and submit the SHSS Study Abroad application form by February 14, 2019 to: SHSS Study Abroad Grants Committee, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Capers Hall 104   

The application will be evaluated by a committee of faculty members that will make recommendations for final approval. If you have any other questions or would like to discuss this year's programs, drop by Capers 104.  

 Apply for a 2019 School of Humanities & Social Sciences Scholarship 

Click here to apply to Project GO 

Click here to learn about all of the faculty-led short term programs 


Samantha Sammis was inspired to cultivate social enterprise, so she moved toward it—literally—by relocating to Charleston’s East Side neighborhood. There, she founded the non-profit Laundry Matters and Loving America Street while earning a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from The Citadel Graduate College.  READ MORE


RileyThe Promise of Something Great

Former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. graduated in 1964 and returned to his alma mater in 2016. In the 52 years between, Charleston, once a shabby Southern city mired in racial tensions and economic hardship, has emerged as a major tourist destination that attracts people from all over. And Riley, who led the way, has come full circle and is now drawing on his experiences to teach the next generation of leaders.

When the plebes, as the freshman cadets were then called,reported in the sweltering hot August days of 1960, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, a young senator from Massachusetts, was running for president of the United States. Famed World War II Army Gen. Mark W. Clark was president of The Citadel, and Lt. Col. Thomas Nugent Courvoisie, who would later be immortalized as the Boo in Pat Conroy’s book, was about to become assistant commandant of cadets. In those days, cadets attended weekly hops where they danced with young girls who wore pearls and white gloves and skirts with crinolines. The hops took place under the direction of a hostess, Mrs. Louise B. Dufour, and her assistant, Mrs. Llewellyn Izlar, who held dancing and etiquette classes for the Corps of Cadets. 


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