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Leadership and Service Center

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

Leadership and Service Awards

The Leadership and Service Center will be hosting the annual Leadership & Service Awards on April 11, 2019. 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 started in 2012 to recognize individuals who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the Carolina community while embodying the values in the Carolinian Creed.

The Jessica Horton Outstanding New Student Leader Award recognizes a first-year student who has contributed significantly to the Carolina 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 the Carolina and 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.

Rev. O. Woody Hammett Award was established in honor of Rev. O. Woody Hammett, who served the University of South Carolina as Baptist Campus Minister from 1962-1995. Awarded to a rising sophomore, junior or senior who has demonstrated proven leadership experience within the university community and has affiliation and involvement with campus Christian organizations and/or a local community of faith.

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

Presidential Volunteer Service Award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who have contributed 100 plus hours of community service during the last 12 months. This national award from The President’s Council of Service and Civic Participation honors Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer 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 USC 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 Carolina 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 Carolina 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.

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