The mission of the Citadel Club of Charleston is to provide a social atmosphere in which alumni and supporters can meet while raising private support for various needs of the college.
We also strive to create a strong networking community in which our members can benefit from each other. We hope you will consider joining the Club, and we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting!
Almighty God, the source of light and strength, we implore Thy blessing on this our beloved institution, that it may continue true to its high purposes. Guide and strengthen those upon whom rests the authority of government; enlighten with wisdom those who teach and those who learn; and grant to all of us that through sound learning and firm leadership, we may prove ourselves worthy citizens of our country, devoted to truth, given to unselfish service, loyal to every obligation of life and above all to Thee. Grant to each one of us, in his/her own life, an humble heart, a steadfast purpose, and a joyful hope, with readiness to endure hardship and suffer if need be, that truth may prevail among us and that Thy will may be done on earth. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
This Cadet Prayer was written by Bishop Albert Thomas (Class of 1892).
What is the Club?
The Citadel Club of Charleston is a great place to meet local people that have a connection to The Citadel and want to participate in events that help the local community and bring The Citadel Community closer together!
We have over 30 events each year located all over the Charleston Area, we work with local charities, we hold great family friendly events like our Annual Muster, Oyster and Shrimp Parties and our Annual PreKnob Dinner, along with our Monthly Happy Hours that provide a great chance to get together with like minded local people.Read more
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Who can Join?
ANYONE can join The Citadel Club of Charleston! The only requirement is that you have a positive connection to The Citadel and are interested in being active in the community through both Social and Charitable events.
Tired of your old, 'static' Club?
We have monthly Happy Hours that move around the Charleston Area and monthly Breakfasts at the Alumni Center along with Big Quarterly Events! The Club is very active in the community and we support several local charities through both volunteering and donations.
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Prayer of The Citadel
Give me a boy, Oh God, who is willing to learn the true value of honor, the necessity of perseverance and loyalty, and the meaningfulness of devotion to God and country. And I shall take this boy as does a blacksmith take a crude piece of metal, and place him over a forge whose liberating flame of education is fired by the bellows of strict military discipline.
Into this ingot of a man I shall temper self-respect and self-discipline, fear of God and respect for mankind, appreciation of freedom and awareness of what sacrifices must be made to preserve freedom, and above all an insatiable desire for truth and honesty.
And when all these things I have done, I shall brand my finished work with a ring of gold to let all of humanity know that I have given back to the world a ...Citadel Man.
Jim Herritage, Class of '72
The Citadel Alma Mater
Oh Citadel we sing thy fame
For all the world to hear,
And in the paths our fathers showed us
Follow without fear.
Peace and Honor, God and Country,
We will fight for thee.
Oh Citadel, we praise thee now
And in Eternity.
Oh Citadel, though strife surrounds us,
We will ever be
Full conscious of the benefits
That we derive from thee.
Stand forever, yielding never
To the tyrant's Hell
We'll never cease our struggles for
Our mighty Citadel.
Cadet A. Preston Price '43
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The Club needs your help! One of our primary missions is to come together as a group to give back to the community! Help us reach out, Help us meet our goals!
The Colonel Harvey M. Dick, '53 Memorial Ring Endowment
"It's not just about the ring...it's about the character of the person who wears the ring that makes it so special." - LTC Harvey M. Dick, '53 The Club has already donated $500! Help us to make a difference!