Parker Werns


Class of 2015
Education and Public Policy
Minor in Sexuality and Gender Studies
Student Concerns Chair, President’s Commission on LGBT Equity
Penn State University Park
Nominated by Dana Carlisle Kletchka

Parker receieved this award for his dedication to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equity and his ethical leadership in advocating for underserved queer communities at Penn State and beyond. 

Read Parker’s story in his own words.

Watch & learn about his ethical leadership

Do you know a Penn State undergraduate student who stands up for a belief, a cause, or an idea?

The Rock Ethics Institute inaugurated the Stand Up Award to honor Penn State undergraduate students who have demonstrated courage, fortitude, and ethical leadership by taking a stand for a person, a cause, or a belief. This award and the individuals it honors should remind the entire Penn State community of how often the extraordinary act is possible in ordinary circumstances.