The Daily Gamecock

Creed Week kicks off on Sunday

Throughout next week, USC students and faculty will have the opportunity to learn more about the code of conducts that establish and define Gamecock integrity. Creed and Diversity Week, sponsored by the Carolina Judicial Council, Student Government, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Residence Hall Association, is made up of different events that will encourage students to learn to love those guidelines.

“This whole week is celebrating the Carolinian Creed,” Becca Maietta, second-year criminal justice and political science student and PR Committee chair of the Carolina judicial council said. “Every day is celebrating a different tenet of the creed.”

The week will begin on Sunday with the Tunnel of Awareness, an annual exhibit that informs students of social justice issues, and SAPE’s Good Choice Challenge.

Each of the following days is themed, with Monday designated as “leadership day.” A Kick-Off to Creed Carnival will take place on Greene Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Tuesday, or “acceptance day,” BGLSA and Carolina Productions will hose Birdcage, an annual drag show, in the Russell House Ballroom. Wednesday, or “compassion day,” is when the Creed Carnival and Hero Awards banquet will take place.

“The values that are instilled in students by the creed help us make a better community at Carolina,” Maietta said.

A dialogue in the Preston seminar room will take place at 7 p.m. on “Integrity Thursday,” and CreedX Talks on “Respect Friday” will allow students to talk about the tenets of the creed. Similar to the famous Ted Talks, CreedX will be attended by Mayor Steve Benjamin and First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides.

Other events will take place until Monday, March 31, when Carolina Creed and Diversity Week will officially end.

“I think it is important that students recognize what the Creed is and recognize that is not some sort of abstract idea but something that helps you live life like a good person,” Maietta said.