Not more than one dissenting and/or abstaining vote is required for selection as a Distinguished alumnus/ae and not more than three dissenting and/or abstaining votes or less are required for selection as a Notable alumnus/ae.
CRITERIA FOR DISTINGUISHED: Extraordinary achievement as a single act, or the cumulative effect of a series of significant acts over time, or having held a nationally recognizable and prominent position of unique and great responsibility.
Non-graduates will be considered for Distinguished status if the circumstances surrounding their early departure are shown to be for answering a call to arms, receipt of a degree or commission not available at The Citadel, for serious physical injury or if the nominee attended for 2 or more academic years and attended no other college.
CRITERIA FOR NOTABLE: Exceptional achievement as a single act, or the cumulative effect of a series of significant acts over time (regional/local), or having held a locally/regionally recognizable and prominent position of unique and great responsibility.
In addition, alumni whose biographies include activity of historical significance that does not meet criteria for Distinguished/Notable but is of interest to Citadel history, may be considered for Notable Citadel Alumni. Non-graduate nominee restrictions for Distinguished are not applicable to Notable nominee's.
EXTRAORDINARY: Highly exceptional, remarkable
EXCEPTIONAL: Well above average, uncommon
UNIQUE: The only one
GREAT: Large, big
PROMINENT: Widely and popularly known