The Citadel Rejects Muslim Student’s Request To Wear Hijab

The Citadel is rejecting a potential female Muslim student’s request that she be permitted to wear the hijab if she decides to enroll in the military school.

“The standardization of cadets in apparel, overall appearance, actions and privileges is essential to the learning goals and objectives of the college,” said Citadel president Lt. Gen. John Rosa, as reported by Fox Carolina. “This process reflects an initial relinquishing of self during which cadets learn the value of teamwork to function as a single unit.”