Rock Ethics Institute seeks nominations for 'Stand Up Award'

January 15, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- In the face of difficult challenges and social pressures, it takes courage and conviction to stand up for one's beliefs. The Penn State Rock Ethics Institute has inaugurated the "Stand Up Award" to honor Penn State students who have the courage and fortitude to take an ethical stand for a person, a cause or a belief, and thereby demonstrate ethical leadership through personal example. This award and the individuals and stories it honors is intended to remind the entire Penn State community of how often the extraordinary act is possible in ordinary circumstances.

Any student nominated for this award must be enrolled as a full-time baccalaureate student at any Penn State campus during at least one semester of the 2008/09 academic year; must have demonstrated ethical leadership either at Penn State or in the community; and should have fostered the ethical development of peers through example.

Any faculty, staff, student or community member may nominate a student. Self-nominations also will be accepted. To submit a nomination, download the "Stand Up Award" nomination form, available at online or call (814) 863-0314 to request a hard copy.

Send the completed nomination form to the Rock Ethics Institute either electronically to or by mail to Rock Ethics Institute Stand Up Award, The Pennsylvania State University, 201 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802. Nominations must be received by Jan. 26.

Successful nominees will be honored at a ceremony in April during which they will be presented with a $1,000 award.

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