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School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Have you ever dreamed of studying abroad? Thought about traveling to places like London, France, Costa Rica, Spain or Ecuador? Want to receive $5,000 to help you fulfill this dream?

Then check out the School of Humanities & Social Science's Study Abroad Grant that is awarded to up to FOUR students who are interested in studying abroad for Summer 2014. These $5,000 awards are for any student majoring or minoring in a SHSS program within the departments of Criminal Justice, Political Science, History, Modern Languages, English & Psychology. Stop by Capers 104 for an application or find more information and applications below.


For the fifth consecutive year, the School of Humanities & Social Sciences plans to offer financial assistance to up to four students who wish to participate in one of The Citadel’s SHSS summer study abroad programs. To be considered for one of these awards, which are worth up to $5,000.00 each, you must:

  • be pursuing a major or minor course of study within the School of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • have a cumulative GPA above 3.0
  • have financial need as defined and documented by The Citadel’s office of scholarships and financial aid
  • be approved by The Citadel’s Office of International Studies
  • complete and submit the attached application form by February 10, 2014
Applications can be picked up in Capers 104 or found here: SHSS Study Abroad Grant Application 2014


Check out our latest newsletter for Fall 2013 with all the great events & the latest from our faculty & students here

The School of Humanities & Social Science's 2013 Events

Saturday, September 14th 


Lt. Dan Band Concert with Actor Gary Sinise to perform at The Citadel and all proceeds to benefit wounded veterans and their families. Find more information and tickets here.


Thursday, September 26th


 "Ethereal Edges: Lowcountry Coastlines in Batik" is a site-specific installation in the Daniel Library of large-scale batiks by renowned textile artist Mary Edna Fraser.  A free public lecture by the artist will be given on Thursday, September 26 at 6:30pm in Daniel Library with reception and book-signing to follow.


Fraser creates the largest batiks in the world and has work in numerous public collections including the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, the Charleston International Airport, and NASA.


Sunday, October 6th


 The Charleston Community Band Fall Concert. Join us for an evening of music starting at 5pm in Buyer Auditorium at The Citadel.

Thursday, October 10th


 K. Stuart Shea, COO for SAIC will give a Greater Issues address at The Citadel in McAllister Field House.


Thursday & Friday, October 10-11th


 Southeast Region Security and Intelligence Conference will be hosted by The Citadel's Criminal Justice department at The Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston. Find more information and how to register here.

Tuesday, October 22nd


Medal of Honor Recipient, Sgt First Class Leroy Petry, to be a special guest speaker at the Citadel's Holliday Alumni Center at 7pm with a public discussion titled, “Reflections on Leadership and Overcoming Adversity."


To find out what the School of Humanities & Social Science's has done in the past, check out our Newsletters below.



Summer 2012 SHSS Newsletter

Spring 2012 SHSS Newsletter

Fall 2011 Newsletter


Stacy Pearsall, a former Air Force combat photographer, disabled veteran and SHSS Board Member, was selected by the White House as a Women Veterans Champion of Change.

The White House recognizes Americans who are making positive change in their communities. On March 19th, the White House, along with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will host the Women Veterans Champions of Change event in Washington, D.C. where Pearsall will be awarded for her work with veterans. In conjunction with the White House award ceremony, Pearsall’s story will be featured on the White House website.

“I never would’ve imagined that I’d be nominated and selected for such a prestigious honor as this, and to be among so many extraordinary women veterans too,” says Stacy Pearsall. “I can only strive to continue in my efforts to help other veterans, and endeavor to live up to such an award.”

Pearsall earned the Bronze Star Medal and Commendation with Valor for heroic actions under fire. She now plays a pivotal roll in changing and implementing new policy regarding veteran’s healthcare at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. She dedicates countless hours to speaking with women combat veterans one-on-one nationwide to help them seek and receive the care they need and deserve through various VA programs and non-profit organizations.

Along with her involvement with disabled veteran outreach and recovery care coordination, she is a spokeswoman/advocate for the Veterans Affairs, Defense Centers of Excellence and the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. She is a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War and Disabled American Veterans organizations through which she gathers donated clothes and shower items for homeless veterans, and makes frequent in-patient visits to hospital-bound veterans. She is also a board member of the Foundation for Arts & Healing at Harvard University and Wounded Nature Working Veterans, both of which are non-profit organizations who aid disabled combat veterans from every branch of service.

“I don’t operate alone,” adds Pearsall. “It really takes a village, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with some of the most caring, giving men and women through the many organizations I volunteer for. This award is as much theirs as it is mine.”


November 2012:
Washington D.C. Trip

On November 28th, several SHSS students among others, went to Washington D.C. to meet with the nation's top Congressional leaders. A total of 24 students in all were offered an unforgettable experience as it was organized by Mallory Factor, the college's John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government.


Students pose with Professor Mallory Factor


Cadet Campsen takes in the view


Congrats to Citadel cadet Nick Slater!

Nick has been chosen to represent The Citadel and the United States for the 2011 Winter Fellowship to Saudi Arabia!

Nick was chosen as a fellow by the National Council on United States-Arab relations in collaboration with the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission to the U.S. and the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Higher Education. Nick was chosen from a large pool of applicants from across the country and is one of only ten students total from ten separate universities that have been selected for this fellowship. The fellowship consists of a 12 day study visit over the winter holidays to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where students will gain direct personal experience of Saudi Arabian culture, society, and economics, as well as government priorities, concerns, and needs. Students will come away with a more deeply informed knowledge of Saudi Arabia's strategic goals and requirements as they pertain to Saudi-United States relations and the Kingdom's role in regional and world affairs. We are very proud of Nick and wish him the best of luck in his travels!