New Member Oath
You are about to become a member of the greatest young person’s
organization in the world. JCI USA offers members the oppor-tunity to
meet a group of active young people, take part in worthwhile projects,
fulfill a need for personal growth, and contribute to society.
Raise your right hand and repeat after me. I, (state your name) do
solemnly pledge that I will uphold the principles and traditions of JCI
(name of chapter), JCI (name of state), and promote the objectives of
JCI USA, and JCI (Junior Chamber International.)
Oath of Office
The office to which you have been elected is one of dignity and importance.
In accepting this office, you undertake a responsibility which is not to be assumed
lightly nor carelessly discharged. You are charged with the duties of seriously and
resolutely furthering the objectives of the JCI USA movement.
With the policy and bylaws as your guide, you must be ever ready to
exercise the functions of the office with which you are entrusted.
Further, you are charged with governing this organization according to the
laws of democracy, under which every person who wishes to speak shall be heard,
toward the end that in every matter considered, the best opinion shall prevail
through the expressed will of the majority, and the best course of action followed.
Do you accept this charge? (reply, “I do.”)
Raise your right hand and repeat after me:
(Recited by the officer inducting, and the inductee repeating)
I, (state your name), do solemnly swear(or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of (state your office) of JCI
(name of chapter) and will to the best of my ability, serve as a living example
of this organization’s philosophy and beliefs.