Thank you for your interest in joining the Junior League of Columbia (JLC)! The mission of the JLC is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


The JLC trains a class of first-year members each year starting in August to prepare them for effective community and League involvement. New members complete a comprehensive training series that allows them the opportunity to develop new friendships, serve the local community, and learn about the JLC’s structure and history.

Prospective members must meet the following criteria to be eligible for membership with the JLC:

  • Be at least 23 years old by April 15
  • Reside in the Midlands area
  • Be enthusiastic and excited about making a difference!
  • Show an interest in developing her potential for community service
  • Have one sponsor to propose her (sponsor must be JLC Active or sustaining member). Your sponsor must submit the JLC Sponsor Form on your behalf.

The application for the 2019-2020 New Member Class is now open. Click here to apply. 

Admissions Open House*
Please mark your calendars for an informational drop-in on December 12 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Junior League Headquarters. Current members will be available to answer any questions you may have about the admissions process or Junior League membership. *No registration required.

2018-2019 New Member Requirements Checklist
This checklist is provided for prospective members who may have questions regarding what is expected of them during their New Member year.  This checklist may change for the 2019-2020 League year, but it will give prospective members an overview of what is required.

For more information about joining the JLC, please complete this membership inquiry form and a JLC member will contact you.


The Junior League of Columbia (JLC) welcomes Association of Junior League International (AJLI) members transferring from Leagues around the world.

In order to begin the transfer process, please contact your current League and ask them to transfer your membership to the JLC. Transfer requests are processed through the AJLI online system. Once your transfer is complete, the JLC will contact you.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

We look forward to welcoming you to the JLC!


To make a request for reinstatement into the Junior League of Columbia (JLC), please fill out this form. Once your reinstatement has been approved, the JLC will contact you.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

We look forward to welcoming you back to the JLC!