The Citadel Rejects Changing Dress Code For Muslim Student's Hijab
The military academy says its strict dress code helps reinforce its values.By Matt Picht | May 10, 2016
South Carolina's military college, The Citadel, will not bend its strict uniform code to allow a Muslim student to wear her hijab on campus.
The school prides its 174-year-old tradition of strict uniform rules as a way to enforce cadets' commitments to the school's values. Citadel president Lt. Gen. John Rosa said, "Uniformity is the cornerstone of this four-year leader development model."
The university also emphasized it was willing to make other religious exemptions for the prospective student but allowing her to alter her uniform was apparently the line in the sand.