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Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

Carolina Judicial Council

University of South Carolina students practicing, promoting and modeling the Carolinian Creed.

What is the Carolina Judicial Council (CJC)?

This recognized honor society is made up of students who personify the tenets of the university's guiding philosophy, the Carolinian Creed. Members serve on panels in judicial council hearings and maintain the strictest confidentiality in all cases. We attend weekly trainings in such matters as statement analysis, kinesics, hearing decorum and university policy.

Minimum Participation Requirements

Weekly General Body Meetings

Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7 p.m., and are typically an hour long. Members plan upcoming events, attend advanced training for hearings, and discuss current events relevant to conduct boards on-campus and across the nation.

Carolinian Creed Week

Every year, we sponsor Creed Week in honor of The Carolinian Creed. Council members are expected to attend at least two of these events each year, while also promoting the events throughout the week.


A smooth and competitive recruitment process ensures the continued success of our organization. Members are expected to actively participate in recruitment events such as Greene Street tabling, group and individual interviews, and informational presentations.


Members have the opportunity to participate in a number of leadership positions within the organization, from serving as hearing chair to joining our executive board. Any member can be selected for any position, no matter how much experience they have on the council. 

Executive Board:

  • President
  • Vice President of Administration
  • Vice President of Recruitment
  • Vice President Creed Programming
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Hearing Chair: The Hearing Chair leads and retains order in CJC hearings

Developmental Activities

Member Retreat 

This weekend-long event serves to bring members together, whether they are council veterans or new inductees. Members participate in team-building exercises and exercises customized to enhance their leadership skills. 

Creed Day/Week Events

As ambassadors of the Carolinian Creed, we help to organize events that promote the creed. Members are encouraged to participate as much as possible. One such event is CREEDx, which features short “talks” by students, faculty and staff about the tenets of the creed.

Greene Street Tabling

Greene Street shifts are always fun, whether promoting CJC at the Student Organization Fair or just handing out free goodies during Creed Week. 

Become a Member

Our goal is to maintain a membership that reflects the diverse student body at the University of South Carolina so we may offer the most balanced perspective when we hear student cases.

Our annual recruitment is conducted during the fall semester each year. To be considered, a prospective member must submit an application, participate in one group session and schedule a brief individual interview.

Application Process

1. Complete the Application

Applications should be submitted to the Vice President of Recruitment for the Carolina Judicial Council.

2. Group Style Interviews

In this part of the process, you will participate in several small group activities typically used by the CJC for training and community building. This allows us to evaluate your potential contributions, particularly during deliberation sessions in hearings. We are looking for open-minded students who are able to voice their opinions comfortably and handle conflict with respect to all parties. Dress is business casual.

3. Individual Interviews (by invitation only)

The next stage of interviews is meant to give council members and applicants a chance to learn more about each other in-depth. Interviews are held in the evenings, about one to two weeks after information sessions, and last for about 15 minutes. All interviews are conducted in the Offices of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (Byrnes Building, Suite 201). You will be assigned a time based on your availability. Dress is professional attire (business formal).

Student Conduct and Academic Integrity