College Athletes

Champions of Character began in 2000 as an innovative program for student-athletes at the colleges and universities that are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Today, through Champions of Character, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through the five core values.

Each NAIA member institution develops and implements a Champions of Character campus program that includes:
•  Ongoing character education and professional development for coaches, athletics administrative staff and student-athletes
•  Putting values into play through game management of athletics events and standards for conduct in competition
•  Student-atheletes sharing the character message with their campus and conference communities

More about NAIA member institution programs and resources