Julian Haas


Class of 2012
Penn State University Park
Nominated by Brian Patchcoski

Julian received this award for working to address the intersectional nature of systematic forms of oppression.

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Julian Haas is tireless in his pursuit of social justice as an advocate, activist, ally, and educator. In addition to founding Penn State’s first fraternity for gay, bisexual, and progressive men, he helped plan our first LGBTQA-focused on-campus living community. Julian is equally aware of the oppression he faces as a gay man and of the oppression he does not face as a white man. In helping others understand and respond to intersecting forms of oppression, Julian embodies the principles of ethical leadership.

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.