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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.

Minimum Participation Requirements

Bi-Weekly General Body Meetings

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


Members hear information concerning alleged violations of Student Code of Conduct and the Honor Code. The Council makes decisions regarding code infractions and sanctions appropriate for students found responsible for such violations. Members are required to observe or serve on at least one panel hearing per semester.

Carolinian Creed Events

Every year, we sponsor events to honor The Carolinian Creed. Council members are expected to attend at least two of these events per semester.


A smooth and competitive recruitment process ensures the continued success of our organization. Members are expected to actively participate in at least three recruitment events.


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 Creed Programming
  • Vice President of Marketing and Events
  • Vice President of Recruitment
  • Treasurer
Developmental Activities

Member Retreat 

This 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. The 2018 retreat is on Sunday, October 14th from 8:30am - 5:00pm.

Creed 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 encouraging students to sign the Creed. 

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 spring and 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 by 5pm on Friday, September 21, 2018

2. Group Process 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. Group process interviews will take place September 26th and 27th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. You will only have to attend one session.

3. Individual Interviews

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 the week after group process.  Individual interviews will be taking place on October 1st and 2nd from 5:30pm - 7:30pm and last 30 minutes..You will be assigned a time based on your availability. Dress is professional attire (business formal).

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