Only capitalize “cadets” when used as a title (Cadets Sanderson and Salazar) or as part of the phrase “Corps of Cadets,” not as a common noun (The cadets leave for winter furlough after their last exam.).


Upper-class cadets of high academic and military standing selected to train freshman cadet recruits. Collective noun, singular in usage but plural in function.

The cadre is responsible for training and motivating the incoming class.

Capers Hall

Houses the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Zucker Family School of Education. It is named for Ellison Capers, an 1857 graduate who became a Civil War general, and his brother, Francis Withers Capers, who served as the third superintendent of the college from 1852 to 1859.


Capitalize only when citing the full name of an endowed professorship.

Col. Ron Welch holds the Louis LeTellier Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The Campaign for The Citadel seeks to increase the number of endowed chairs at The Citadel.