Personal Support Services
The Citadel offers programs that enhance the educational experience of students transiting from high school and throughout their academic careers.
| Sexual Misconduct: Prevention and Response Services | Counseling| MUSC at Murray Infirmary | The Campus Alcohol and Drug Information Center | Veteran Student Success center | Parents and Family Program | Fitness | Ombudspersons | TAC Officers | Cadet Activities | Public Safety, ONE CARD, Parking | Chaplain/Faith based Support |
Sexual Misconduct: Prevention and Response Services
The Citadel is committed to maintaining a culture of respect and safety. This is done by promoting awareness and prevention of sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking through educational programs and enforcement of standards; promoting bystander intervention; and providing response and advocacy services for those affected by these issues.
Individuals who have experienced or know of another person’s experience with any of the above are encouraged to report the incident(s). Reports can be made directly to Ms. Valerie Mercado, Title IX Coordinator. Individuals who wish to speak confidentially should contact Dr. Ashley Gilmore. Rights and support options under Title IX are at: https://www.citadel.edu/root/title-ix.
Dr. Ashley Gilmore, Director of CARE (843) 953-7277
Ms. Valerie Mercado, Title IX Coordinator (843) 953-6881
The Counseling Center provides confidential, short-term counseling services to currently enrolled students. Counseling is provided to address personal issues such as concerns about anxiety, depression, family problems, relationship difficulties, substance abuse, and/or academic achievement. Students are encouraged to stop by or call for an appointment.
In addition, the My Group Student Assistance Program provides free, confidential telehealth services including counseling (video, telephone, or in person) and a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week telephone hotline for cadets. Cadets are encouraged to access these services for personal concerns such as stress and anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns. Cadets can also contact My Group directly for telehealth counseling and hotline support at their web page at http://www.mygroup.com/portal/student, or call 800-633-3353.
For additional information, visit the Counseling Center web page at www.citadel.edu/root/counselingcenter, visit the Counseling Center or call 843-953.6799.
Suzanne Bufano, Ph.D., Director (843) 953-6799
203 Richardson Avenue FAX: (843) 953-6344
MUSC at Murray Infirmary
Medical services are available to all cadets at The Citadel MUSC at Mary B. Murray Infirmary. The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) operates on a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week schedule during the school year when cadets are on campus. It offers both in-patient and out-patient care with lab, x-ray, and pharmacy. The Infirmary’s professional staff consists of a full-time physician, a nurse practitioner, athletic trainers, seven registered nurses, and two nursing assistants.
Dr. Geoff McLeod (843) 953-6847
The Campus Alcohol and Drug Information Center
The Citadel prohibits the use of illegal drugs by faculty, staff, and cadets, and it supports only the legal use of prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. The Citadel has a clear and unwavering policy of zero tolerance to drugs. Whether on or off campus, the possession, solicitation, distribution, sale or use of hallucinogenic, narcotic, other controlled drugs or substances, or any drug paraphernalia, except in accordance with a legal prescription for such substances for the student possessing and using it, will result in permanent expulsion. The Citadel reserves the right to test members of the Corps and conduct periodic searches of campus property for the presence of illegal drugs and controlled substances. The use of tobacco or smoking products of any type is prohibited on property owned or controlled by The Citadel except for campus residences (not including the barracks) and as authorized by the President.
For private and confidential assistance with alcohol, tobacco and other drug concerns, please contact the Director of the Campus Alcohol and Drug Information Center (CADIC), Mr. Kevin M. Modglin. Additional information is available at www.citadel.edu/root/cadic.
Mr. Kevin Modglin, Director (843) 953-0510
217 Mark Clark Hall (843) 813-6326 (mobile – 24/7)
Veteran Student Success center
The Veteran Student Success Center provides support and resources to veterans, active duty members, and dependents. The center offers veterans and active duty members a dedicated space to study, relax, and connect with peers. Staff is available to help navigate VA educational benefits and serve as a liaison between student veterans and the community.
Ms. Sally Levitt, Program Director (843) 953-9824
204 Richardson Avenue
Parents and Family Program
Parents and families play an important part in the lives of their student as one of their key advisors. Our goal in the Parents and Family Program is to provide information to you. If you are not sure who to speak with on campus, need more information on a particular issue, or just want to bounce an idea off someone, we are here to help. You can find information on a variety of subjects and provide feedback on our website: http://www.citadel.edu.root/welcome-parents. We also invite you to join the Parent and Family Portal which is a great source of information: www.citadel.campusESP.com
CAPT Taylor Skardon, USN, Retired (843) 953-6088
In addition to individual counseling from the Counseling Center and medical support from the Murray Infirmary, the Department of Health and Human Performance in Deas Hall offers opportunities and facilities to enhance physical fitness for students, faculty, and staff. For cadets, the required physical activity program provides an exemplary environment and experiences which contribute to an improved quality of life. The program offers basic instruction in adult and lifetime physical fitness, healthful living, physical activities, and recreational sports which are of immediate and lasting value.
The Commandant’s Physical Effectiveness Program includes assessments in the areas of physical fitness and weight management. Cadets are expected to meet specific standards every semester as a member of the Corps. Remediation programs are designed to enhance and assist all cadets in meeting these requirements.
Department of Health and Human Performance
LTC Tim Bott (843) 953-5060
Ms. Mary Ellen Huddleston (843) 953-7955
Director of Campus Recreation
Ms. Kasee Haugen (843) 953-6708
Director, Cadet Physical Readiness Program
& Nutrition Counseling Office of the Commandant
An Ombudsperson is an informal, neutral, independent, and confidential resource for any problem or issue to include discrimination, harassment, mistreatment, fourth-class violations, and/or hazing. An Ombudsperson may be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are available to all Citadel students, parents of students, staff, and faculty.
COL Robert Pickering (843) 953-5096 or (843) 437-9645
137 Thompson Hall
MAJ Shamus Gillen (843) 953-4830 or (843) 743-9487
First Floor, Bond Hall, Admissions Office
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Dr. Lee Westbury (843) 953-5188 or (843) 478-8175
237 Bond Hall
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Each battalion is assigned a Battalion TAC and each company a Company TAC. These positions are filled with retired and reserve military officers. TACs monitor the day-to-day functioning of cadet units including formations, inspections, drill, physical training, mess operations, barracks life, guard duty, discipline, and personnel accountability. They also teach, advise and coach cadets and are responsible for leadership training.
1st Battalion LCDR Adcock (843) 953-0506
2nd Battalion Lt Col Hughes (843) 953-2101
3rd Battalion LTC Polites (843) 953-5245
4th Battalion LTC Brace (843) 953-1722
5th Battalion Lt Col Fortenberry (843) 953-5365
The Cadet Activities staff is dedicated to providing a rich and robust college experience to all of our cadets. Through events and programs, our cadets are encouraged to socialize, donate their time and participate in clubs. All of this is oriented to rounding out the education of our cadets and helping to develop principled leaders to our nation.
SFC Arthur Rich, Director (843) 953-0217
211B Mark Clark Hall
Public Safety, ONE CARD, Parking
The Citadel Department of Public Safety (DPS) is a full service law enforcement agency charged with ensuring the safety of all students, visitors and staff. All state-certified and state-commissioned police officers, our staff is here to address your needs. The One Card Office (Citadel ID card), parking concerns and law enforcement assistance are located at 208 Richardson Avenue.
Chief Michael Turner, Director of Public Safety
Ms. Penny Mayton, (843) 953-1585 or (843) 953-1585
Director, One Card & Parking
Chaplain/Faith based Support
The Citadel Chapel offers a variety of ministry to cadets and students, including worship services, mission opportunities, counseling and support services. Additionally, the Chaplain is available to support everyone with complete confidentiality and unbiased understanding. There are 21 different campus ministries that operate on campus providing worship and counseling services. Please see the resources listed here and reach out to the Chapel office with any questions or concerns.
Chaplain to The Citadel and Corps of Cadets
Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Aaron Meadows
Catholic Campus Ministry
(Interim) Deacon Jerry White
Mark Clark Hall, 3rd Floor
Angelican Campus Pastor
Reverand Rob Sturdy
Mark Clark Hall, Room 342
Father John Mikita
Holy Ascension Orthodox Church
Jewish Student Support
Muslim Student Support
Central Mosque of Charleston