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The Citadel's ombudsperson is a neutral party who helps Citadel cadets, CGC students, parents of cadets and students, faculty, and staff resolve disputes and concerns informally and confidentially. When possible, the ombudsperson will work to settle grievances and seek solutions to problems outside the college's formal problem resolution systems.

You can write or speak to the ombudsperson about these types of issues:

  • Workplace concerns and mistreatment
  • Learning environment mistreatment
  • Sexual harassment, peer harassment
  • Hazing, fourth-class system violations
  • Discrimination
  • Informal Advice
  • Informational Items

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Pickering, Lieutenant Colonel Elizabeth Connor, and Major Shamus Gillen are The Citadel's ombudspersons. They can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by the methods listed below. It would be helpful (if possible) to schedule an appointment in advance by phone or e-mail. The e-mail address goes to all three ombudspersons.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Pickering

Work Phone: 843-953-5096
Cell Phone: 843-437-9645
Home Phone: 843-552-6771
Office Location: Thompson Hall, Room 137

Lieutenant Colonel Elizabeth Connor

Work Phone: 843-953-7469
Cell Phone: 843-469-7492
Home Phone: 843-364-9868
Office Location: Bond Hall, Room 369D

Major Shamus Gillen

Work Phone: 843-953-4830
Cell Phone: 843-743-9487
Office Location: Admissions, Bond Hall 120

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