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Leadership and Service Center

  • Winners of Leadership and Service awards stand together after the ceremony.

Leadership and Service Awards

This ceremony is designed to recognize outstanding students, student organizations, faculty, staff and local professionals that exemplify leadership or community service.

Recognize the leadership of a student, organization, faculty, staff or community member.

Below is the listing of all awards and their corresponding application/nomination forms.

Student Awards

The Caroliniana Award recognizes senior undergraduate students who have been the tireless, behind the scenes workers that every successful activity or organization needs. They are leaders through their actions and contributions to the Carolina community. 

The Carolinian Creed Champion Award recognizes individuals who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the Carolina community while embodying the values espoused in the Carolinian Creed. University of South Carolina-Columbia faculty, staff and students may be nominated for the award. 

The Jessica Horton Outstanding New Student Leader Award recognizes a first-year student who has contributed significantly to the UofSC community through active involvement in co-curricular activities.

Strom Thurmond/Steve Cannon Carolina Cares Award recognizes a worthy undergraduate who has made significant contributions to UofSC and the surrounding area through community service.

Rosemary Broadway Award recognizes a full-time student, undergraduate or graduate, who is actively involved in community service. Rosemary Broadway was an advocate of off-campus students and the award was established in her name to recognize service contributions by off-campus students.

Wilson‐Kibler Bicentennial Award recognizes a student whose demonstrated leadership abilities and experience have contributed to student life.

Outstanding Student Volunteer Award recognizes students who have made an outstanding contribution to the community and university through service.

Honor a remarkable woman for campus or community work. Juniors and seniors may be nominated for the award by fellow students, faculty and staff. To be considered, students complete an application, which includes a resume and two short essays. Submitted applications are evaluated by the review committee, which then names a group of finalists. Finalists participate in interview to determine the eventual award winner.

To be eligible for the award, a candidate must:

  • be an undergraduate student with 60 credit hours or more
  • have attended UofSC for at least one semester
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

Students often show excellence in one or more of the following areas:

  • Academic achievements and awards
  • Campus involvement
  • Community involvement or service
  • Athletic activities
  • Performing arts
  • Campus media
  • Work experience or internships
  • Contributions and impact to the university and to other women

Organization Awards

Student Organization of the Year recognizes a student organization that has made a lasting impact upon the UofSC community, fostered leadership opportunities for its members, and upheld the organization’s mission and values.

Outstanding Student Service Organization Award recognizes student organizations that are role models for other organizations based on their quality of service, amount of time and effort devoted to service projects.

Advisor of the Year recognizes faculty and staff members in the UofSC community who are committed to supporting their student organization and fostering leadership abilities in students. The advisement of the student organization must not be a part of their official job description.

Partner Awards

The Outstanding Community Partner Award is presented to a community partner that has worked to support the University of South Carolina's community engagement efforts and has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways.

The Outstanding Gamecock Pantry Partner Award recognizes an on-campus or off-campus partner who has helped the Gamecock Pantry take substantial strides to alleviating food insecurity on the University of South Carolina campus.


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