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 in a manner that had a significant impact on that person’s life? Nominate them for a Stand Up Carolina Hero Award.

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

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

Nominations are accepted for Stand Up Carolina Hero Awards year-round, but must be submitted by March 6, 2015 for recognition in the Stand Up Carolina Hero Awards Ceremony, which will take place March 25, 2015 from 9-11 a..m. in the Russell House Ballroom.

View our 2015 Heroes
View our 2014 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.

Contact Janece Gough at or 803-777-8248 for more information about the Stand Up Carolina Hero Awards.

For information about Stand Up Carolina, visit

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