Panel to study diversity at The Citadel
CHARLESTON, S. C. - Citadel president retired Gen. John Rosa says he is setting up a task force to study and make recommendations about the campus climate for minority students, enhancing the curriculum to promote greater understanding of people from various backgrounds and to increase diversity among students and staff.
The panel is an outgrowth of the disciplining of 14 cadets after seven were photographed with pillowcases resembling KKK garb on their heads.
Rosa told reporters Monday the panel will include members of civil rights groups and the local community.
The National Action Network is calling for, among other things, a mandatory class about the history of The Citadel, free scholarships for five minority students and more Citadel involvement with local schools attended by low-income students.