The Royal Court

Please see the eligibility and application requirements; as well as the timeline for students interested in running for a position on the royal court. 

Eligibility to Compete Requirements

  • Attend the Royal Court Interest Meeting
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA and 2.8 Semester GPA  - At the time of application and maintained throughout reign
  • Remain in good financial standing with the institution and meet annual academic and financial registration deadlines
  • Participate in the Royal Court Pageant & Showcase (weighted at 70% pageant/showcase; and 30% student body vote)
  • Onstage Question and Answer
  • Formal Wear
  • Talent
  • Private Interview 
  • Platform Presentation
  • Business Attire
  • Enrolled as a full-time student at Claflin University for the upcoming fall and spring semesters (minimum of 15 credit hours) at the time of competition and throughout reign.
  • NO Judicial/disciplinary record within or outside the institution
  • Demonstrated Sterling Attributes of Character supported by letters recommendations
  • Complete and submit the Application Packet by the deadline
  • Complete and submit the SGA required documents for official entry on the ballot by deadline
  • Participate in all Leadership Development Workshops and Rehearsals as scheduled
  • Cannot run or hold any leadership position within any University organization (i.e., SGA, SAB)
  • Earned the following credit hours and time at institution: 
    • Miss Claflin, Mister Claflin, Miss Senior, Mister Senior (90+ hours) - enrolled for 3 consecutive academic years as a full-time student
    • Miss Junior and Mister Junior (60+ hours) – enrolled at the institution for at least two consecutive academic years as a full-time student
    • Miss Sophomore and Mister Sophomore (30+ hours) – enrolled at the institution for at lease one academic year.
    • Miss Freshman and Mister Freshman (enrolled in at least 15 credit hours; 3.0 HSGPA) – enrolled as a first-year freshman entering the institution from high school.
    • All credit hours and classification must be met by the end of the spring semester.  Candidates who do not meet the credit hour criteria or GPA will be replaced.

Application Requirements:

  • Personal Information
  • Academic Credentials
  • Leadership/Community Service/Extracurricular Involvement
  • Platform
  • CU Royal Court Essay: Why you should be next (position? And What legacy/impact you would like to leave should you win your desired title as part of the CU Royal Court
  • Two character/leadership reference letters
  • One-page Resume
  • 5x7 color headshot 

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