Student Hero


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  1. SPONSOR. South University, Online Programs at 1400 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA, 15222, sponsors this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the contest at any time and/or substitute another promotion in its place.
  2. ELIGIBILITY. The "Student Hero" contest is open to currently enrolled, part-time and full-time students at South University, Online Programs as of 3/4/2013.
  3. CONTEST PERIOD. The "Student Hero" contest will be accepting entries online over a month long period. During this period, participants are instructed to develop support teams, help one another with school-related materials and spread the importance of community interaction through the South University Online Connections network or South University, Online Programs social media pages. By April 2, 2013 participants must post the name of their “Student Hero” and a short essay of no less than 150 words stating the reason that particular person is their ”Student Hero”. ”Student Hero” is defined as the person they have built the strongest connection with and has provided the most support to the student through the time they have attended South University, Online Programs. Participants may choose their “Student Hero” from the following groups of people: classmates at South University, Online Programs, friends and family outside of the South University, Online Programs’ Community. Participants may not choose their “Student Hero” from the following groups of people: EDMC staff (including graduation teams)
  4. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS. There will be a specified start (March 4, 2013) and end time (April 2, 2013) during which entries may be submitted. Participants may enter online through Connections via the Campus Common website, at Entering consists of nominating a “Student Hero’ in the Student Community group on Connections. Participation judgement is at the subject of the Community Manager and Online Student Experience Supervisor. Submitting an entry constitutes agreeing to the terms of these Official Rules and all decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry of information or for entries which are garbled, damaged, incompletely received, otherwise defective or lost due to any reason, all of which will be voided.
  5. PRIZES. For the contest, there will be six (6) prizes. Prizes will be sent to three (3) sets of winners which consists of the “Student Hero” and the person who nominated them. One (1) Grand Prize winner with be awarded a $500 scholarship to South University, Online Programs. If the “Student Hero’ they nominate is also a student at South University, Online Programs, they will also receive a $500 scholarship. If the Grand Prize winner nominates someone who is not an South University, Online Programs student, that person will receive an iPad. Two (2) Runner Up winners will receive a $250 scholarship to South University, Online Programs. If the “Student Hero” they nominated is also a student at South University, Online Programs, that person will receive a $250 scholarship. If the Runner Up winners nominate someone who is not a South University, Online Programs student, that person will receive an iPod Touch.
  6. SELECTION PROCESS. Winners will be judged on quality of forum posts and chosen by a panel of judges. Sponsor’s decisions are final, binding and conclusive on all matters related to the contest. Winners will be contacted by email at their primary email address. If a contacted prize winner does not reply within seven (7) days of initial communication, or refuses to accept the prize, the potential prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected. Sponsor shall have no liability or responsibility toward any prize where: (a) any required entry requirements are not fully executed and received by Sponsor by the due date specified in these official rules; or (b) potential winner is deemed ineligible or otherwise non-compliant with any aspect of these Official Rules. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR'S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH INDIVIDUAL'S DISQUALIFICATION AS A WINNER AND ALL PRIVILEGES DUE SUCH INDIVIDUAL WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED AND AN ALTERNATE PRIZE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED.
  7. CONDUCT. By entering this contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor and its judges and agents, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the contest. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify and prohibit any Entrant from participating in the contest or winning a prize who Sponsor suspects, in the sole discretion, of attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automatic quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse or threaten or harass any of the Sponsors' representatives or otherwise failing to comply with these Rules. NOTE: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER PERSON TO DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SPONSOR OR ITS AGENTS OR UNDERMINING THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND SPONSOR AND ITS AGENTS RESERVE HE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  8. RELEASE OF LIABILITY. Each winner, by acceptance of the prize, agrees on behalf of him/herself, his/her heirs, executors, representatives, assigns, administrators and next of kin to indemnify, hold harmless and release the Sponsor, subsidiary and affiliated schools and businesses and each of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, advisors, assignees, agents, representatives and any other person or entity associated with this contest from any and all liability claims or actions of any kind with respect to or in any way arising from this contest, participation in any contest-related activity; and/or delivery/misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of a prize, including, but not limited to, liability for personal injury, bodily injury (including wrongful death or disability), damage to property, and damage or loss of any other kind. Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in the contest or by any technical or human error that might occur in the processing of contest.