A federal judge cleared the way for Shannon Faulkner to join The Citadel’s all-male corps of cadets, ruling Monday that there is no time to consider an alternative program designed to keep her out.
The only way the state-supported military college can prevent her from becoming a cadet is to persuade a higher court to block her.
“We will explore all the options, and that includes the Supreme Court,” Citadel spokesman Terry Leedom said.
Faulkner was happy, but she knows the fight isn’t over.
“Even if I don’t enter the corps, some other woman will because I’ll fight it to the end,” she said.