2014 Stand Up Awards Honoring Undergraduates

Posted: November 20, 2013

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.

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 & in a short video, and highlighted in traditional & digital publicity throughout the University.

The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2014. Nomination information and forms are available on our at Rock Ethics Institute Stand Up Award website.

For more information, contact Christopher Long at