The 5th Annual Hero Awards

View our 2013 Heroes

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 Hero Award.

The annual 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.

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 Hero Awards year-round, but must be submitted by March 3, 2014 for recognition in the Hero Awards Ceremony, which will take place March 26, 2014.

The 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 Liz Legg at  or 803-777-8248 for more information about the Hero Awards.

For information about Stand Up Carolina, visit

Nominate someone you know!