2014 Stand Up Awards Sought

Posted: December 10, 2013

The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State is seeking nominations for its 2014 Stand Up Awards

The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State is seeking nominations for its 2014 Stand Up Awards honoring undergraduate students at Penn State's campuses who have demonstrated ethical leadership in taking a stand for a person, cause, or belief. The goal of the award is to recognize courageous individuals and to inform the entire Penn State community of how often the extraordinary act is possible in ordinary circumstances.

For example, in 2013, The Rock honored seniors Taryn Noll and Gizelle Studevent. Taryn created a support group at the University Park campus to help students cope with family illnesses or crises. Gizelle organized a group to help young people learn about and address the problem of bullying.

Any faculty, staff, student, or community member at any Penn State campus may nominate undergraduate students who are ethical leaders and have accomplished much during their time at Penn State.  Selected honorees will receive an award of $1,000 each, be recognized at a spring 2014 ceremony and in a short video, and highlighted in traditional and digital publicity throughout the University.

The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2014. Download the nomination form and see profiles of recent award recipients. 

In order to reach as many faculty, staff, students, and community members as possible, we need your help.  We are requesting that you share this information with any relevant faculty, staff, students, and any community partners you may have. Penn State students are doing amazing things and we want to honor these ethical leaders and show the world what Penn State students are capable of doing.  The information for social media and email support can be found at the above links as well as our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages.