What is the Stray Dog Society?
The Stray Dog Society is an social organization that builds support and creates excitement around selected and planned Citadel events, such as the highly successful Annual Homecoming Jamboree, Pre-game Dog Walk, Big Red Flag Raising, and Pregame Tailgate Extravaganzas. The Society also hosts other first class member events throughout the year.
As our membership has grown, so has our mission. The Stray Dog Society provides annual support to The Citadel through these social and professional and is proud to establish the Stray Dog Society Athletic Memorial Scholarship Fund for cadets in need of financial assistance.
The Stray Dog Society Mission
By Member and Sponsor involvement, we create excitement around scheduled Citadel activities by connecting non-Citadel membership and support that ultimately provides funds to The Citadel Stray Dog Athletic Memorial Scholarship
How the Stray Dog Society got started
Originally created in 2003 and later reinvented in 2006, The Stray Dog Society was formed to bring excitement to Citadel Events by providing a fun-filled member based organization to all Citadel supporters. All supporters of our college whether they attended or not (First Class or No Class) are eligible to be members of The Stray Dog Society.
In addition to setting up The Stray Dog Society Athletic Memorial Scholarship in 2013, The Stray Dog Society has contributed over 33 gifts totaling over $70,000 to the following activities:
Stadium Revitalization Project
Citadel Regimental Band
Citadel Rifle Team
Citadel Wrestling Team
Citadel Women’s Soccer Team
Citadel Basketball Team
Citadel Baseball Team
Citadel Womens Volleyball Team
Citadel Cadet Relief Fund
Brigadier Foundation Auction Sponsor
Bulldog Kickoff Classic Golf Tournament Sponsor
Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Sponsor
Bulldog Mascot Fund
What is a Stray Dog?
The Stray in the Dog allows anyone who realizes they can, through a independent and creative organization, support the unique educational and leadership environment at The Citadel by having a good time attending events and making new connections with folks that have the similar interest in the preservation of our beloved institution.
A Little About Membership:
Beyond all the fun that automatically comes with being a member, the Stray Dog Society’s proceeds benefit the Citadel through our Scholarship program. Simply by being a member and participating in Stray Dog Society events you help cadets in need attend the Citadel.
Helping and creating excitement around the Citadel community is why we got started!
For you and a guest
Membership begins every January 1st. Renew early so you don’t miss out on anything!
You receive access to our tailgates, networking/social events, and Stray Dog Meet Ups. Events typically include all food, entertainment and plenty of libations for all to enjoy.
You will also receive first availability to buy Jamboree Tickets and Tickets to the Big Red Flag Raising Cruise!
If we had it our way it’d be free for everyone to enjoy, but hey, someone’s gotta pay the band and the bar tab!