Under the direction of the Department of Cadet Activities, The Citadel Fourth Class Sponsor Program matches freshmen cadets with a sponsor family in the Charleston area. The sponsors provide a caring "home away from home" during the difficult first year and often, subsequent years at The Citadel. Sponsors include Citadel staff, faculty, local alumni, and interested individuals from the local community. The pairing of cadets with sponsors is based on geography, personal interests, family background and/or cadet needs. Individuals who would like to receive more information on the Citadel Sponsor Program may contact the Department of Cadet Activities at (843) 953-4875 or by email.