The Citadel's ombudsperson is a neutral party who helps Citadel cadets, CGC students, parents of cadets and students, faculty, and staff resolve disputes and concerns informally and confidentially. When possible, the ombudsperson will work to settle grievances and seek solutions to problems outside the college's formal problem resolution systems.
You can write or speak to the ombudsperson about these types of issues:
- Workplace concerns and mistreatment
- Learning environment mistreatment
- Sexual harassment, peer harassment
- Hazing, fourth-class system violations
- Informal Advice
- Informational Items
Colonel Robert Pickering and Major Shamus Gillen are The Citadel's ombudspersons. They can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by the methods listed below. It would be helpful (if possible) to schedule an appointment in advance by phone or e-mail. The firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address goes to all ombudspersons.
Colonel Robert Pickering
Work Phone: 843-953-5096
Cell Phone: 843-437-9645
Home Phone: 843-552-6771
Office Location: Thompson Hall, Room 137
Major Shamus Gillen
Work Phone: 843-953-4830
Cell Phone: 843-743-9487
Office Location: Admissions, Bond Hall 120
Dr. Grant Goodrich
Work Phone: 843-953-4366
Cell Phone: 843-641-8305
Office Location: Krause Leadership Center, 201 Richardson Ave.