The Annual Hero Awards

Call for Nominations

Do you know a University of South Carolina student, faculty, or staff member who has stood up to help a campus community member and had a significant impact on that person’s life?
If so, nominate them for a Stand Up Carolina Hero Award!

The annual Stand Up Carolina Hero Awards recognize accountable bystanders - community members who speak up, stand up, take action, and make a difference in the lives of others. They are true heroes.

Through a variety of actions and deeds, large and small, Stand Up Carolina Hero Award recipients have helped friends, classmates, coworkers, and even complete strangers. They gave someone a ride, called for help, intervened in an unsafe situation, provided support, or referred someone to resources that could help. Our heroes pay attention to what is going on around them and to the needs of others.

Nominate a Hero today!

View our 2016 Heroes

The Stand Up Carolina Hero Awards support Stand Up Carolina, the University of South Carolina’s bystander accountability initiative offered through Student Health Services’ Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention (SAVIP).

Contact the SAVIP office at 803-777-8248 for more information about the Stand Up Carolina Hero Awards.

For more information about Stand Up Carolina, please visit