Using The Citadel name

The name of our brand helps our audience identify what we are and how we are different from others. When writing about or referring to The Citadel in copy, it is important to follow these rules:

  • The college’s proper name is “The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.”
  • Always capitalize “The” in “The Citadel.”
  • The “the” in “the Military College of South Carolina” should only be capitalized at the beginning of a headline or sentence. In all other instances “the.”
  • The college should not be referred to by nicknames or slang terms in official communications or publications (e.g., El Cid is one of the nation’s six senior military colleges.”