The Military College of South Carolina

The Honor Code

The origin of the current Citadel Honor Code can be attributed to General Mark Wayne Clark, President of The Citadel from March 1954 to June 1965. Even though the corps had an unwritten Honor Code, General Clark proposed that it be written officially. The South Carolina Corps of Cadets unanimously voted to establish the Honor Code in 1955.

The Honor Code is the minimum standard for honorable conduct at The Citadel.
There are four, and only four, violations of the Honor Code: Lying, Cheating, Stealing, & Toleration.

The Honor Code Promotes:

• Honesty & Truthfulness
• Justice, Fairness & Merit
• Respect & Trust
• Accountability & Duty