Culver Military Academy was founded in 1984. Over the course of its long history, the school has established numerous traditions for students and faculty alike. All students pass through the Logansport Gate as part of matriculation, for instance, and are welcomed by numerous school officials. Before students become full members of their units, they must complete an exam as part of the Branch Insignia Boards, answering nine of 10 questions successfully.
Students initiated many of the school’s traditions. For example, students have avoided stepping on the Chapel Gold Seal, located in the Narthex of the Chapel, out of respect for its dedication to Culver graduates who have died in wartime. The Honor System, another student-led tradition, focuses on helping students to understand the true meaning of honor and to lead honorable lives.