Citadel graduates are a remarkable network of leaders in the ranks of nationwide college graduates. They are supportive of their alma mater. They want to sustain their lifelong bond with their classmates and are dedicated to their college’s reputation and the success of The Citadel. 

Membership in The Citadel Alumni Association demonstrates the strongest affinity to The Citadel’s past and present and it sustains the bond created by our shared experiences. It connects members to our worldwide alumni network and advances the Association’s ability to give back to our beloved institution, which recently has included scholarship funds to support ROTC scholarship cadets and with financial need.

Members of The Citadel Alumni Association vote in the organization’s elections and for the alumni-elected Board of Visitors members, can access the Online Alumni directory and mobile app, receive three issues of the Alumni News yearly, and can access discounts including on rental venues such as the Holliday Alumni Center, Summerall Chapel, and The Citadel Beach Club. Life members of the Association includes additional benefits once paid in full. 

Life Membership

The cost of a Life Membership is $700. It can be broken down into five equal payments of $140 due annually from the date of first enrollment.  Life memberships are available only for alumni, junior and senior cadets, veteran students, active duty students and degree-seeking CGC students. Gold Corps alumni (those who have celebrated their 50-year reunion) may also join at the $500 rate (payable in 5 $100 installments).

Junior and Senior Cadets, CGC students and Active Duty Students can also join CAA at a discounted rate of $400 for a Life Membership (available until the class’ graduation date in May), or $500 for the first year after graduation.

When a life membership has been paid in full (and upon graduation), the Association will:

When a life membership has been paid in full (and upon graduation), the Association will:

  • engrave a personalized 9″x12″ plaque attesting to your membership and support of The Citadel.
  • publish and mail triannual copies of Alumni News magazine containing features on alumni, news of the college and information on classmates.
  • give full access to the Association’s Online Community which features the most up-to-date contact information on classmates, Association events and From Within the Ranks Online.*
  • give full access to The Citadel Alumni mobile app.*
  • provide you with a handsome life membership card personalized with your name and class.
  • afford opportunities for world travel on Association-sponsored, members-only trips.
  • grant voting privleges in elections for CAA officers and directors and the Board of Visitors.*
  • offer services of the Alumni Office including maintence of alumni records.
  • provide rental opportunities with substantial savings off regular rates. Paid-in-full Life Members receive a rental discount at the college’s beach club on the Isle of Palms and at the Holliday Alumni Center.
  • allow use of the outdoor recreational facilities at the college’s Beach Club on the Isle of Palms. You must display your Life Membership card on your dashboard while on the property. Not valid during rental events.

Annual Membership

Today, and for more than 150 years, your Citadel Alumni Association (CAA) has been providing services to its members and helping them maintain close bonds with fellow alumni and with the college. Your decision to become or remain a member of The Citadel Alumni Association is more important than ever

Your Association-regardless of whether you earned a degree as a member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, an active duty student, a veteran, a day student or a student in The Citadel Graduate College (CGC)-strengthens your connection to your alma mater. CAA also provides you with a unique opportunity to support the college’s programs. In return for your membership, the CAA will provide its annual members with numerous services and opportunities, including:

  • Three issues of Alumni News each year
  • Discounts at local hotels
  • Online Community and Directory *
  • Members-only features of Citadel Alumni mobile app
  • Members-only affinity programs
  • Career Services counseling and networking
  • Maintenance of alumni records
  • Support to worldwide alumni clubs
  • Right to vote in CAA and BOV elections*
  • Alumni group travel opportunities
  • Support for CYA and Gold Corps programs
  • Membership window decal
  • Members only area of
  • Annual Homecoming festivities/class reunions

Associate Membership

Non-Alumni (friends, widows, parents, retirees, faculty/staff, etc) may also join as associate members. They enjoy all benefits of annual alumni membership except voting and online community access.

Beach Club parking access is not a benefit of Associate or Annual Membership.

* denotes a benefit only available to alumni