NAIA Champions of Character Scorecard

The Champions of Character Scorecard measures each institution's commitment to Champions of Character. Points are earned in five key areas up to 100 total points. All institutions scoring 60 or more total points will be named Five Star Champions of Character Institutions for the academic year.

Only NAIA Institution Athletics Directors and Campus Character Liaisons can complete the scorecard online in NAIAHelp.

Scorecard

67%

Character Training

NAIA Institutions earn up to 67 points for Champions of Character training and development on campus and through community outreach activities.

8%

Academic Focus

NAIA Institutions earn up to 8 points for overall student-athlete GPA.

17%

Character Recognition

NAIA Institutions earn up to 17 points by nominating deserving individuals, coaches and teams for national awards and having Presidential participation in Champions of Character functions.

8%

Character Promotion

NAIA Institutions earn up to 6 points for having a webpage dedicated to Champions of Character on their athletic website and Champions of Character banners.

 100%

Score 60% & above 

All institutions scoring 60 or more total points will be named Five Star Champions of Character Institutions.

 (40%)

Conduct in Competition

NAIA Institutions keep points for demonstrating Champions of Character values on the field of competition as measured by the number of ejections specific to profanity, fighting, and dissent towards an official.

Champions of Character Scorecard FAQs

How can I access the Champions of Character Scorecard?
NAIA Athletics Directors, their designee or the Campus Character Liaison can access the scorecard in NAIAHelp. Enter your address and password, then click on COC Scorecard. Please note: Athletics Directors should ensure their designee or the Campus Character Liaison has access to NAIAhelp in order for them to update the scorecard.

Is the scorecard for the academic year or calendar year?
Scorecards cover the academic year.

Who keeps score and completes the Champions of Character Scorecard?
The scorecard can be completed by an NAIA Athletics Director, their designee or the Champions of Character Liaison.

How often should the scorecard be updated?
The scorecard can be updated with information throughout the year.

What ejections count against the scorecard?
Beginning with the 2013-14 academic year ejections for fighting, dissention and profanity are counted against the scorecard.  

Are the requested gpa's and comparisons for the semester or cumulative?
Cumulative gpa's for student-athletes and student body should be considered. 

Is there a deadline for scorecard submission?
Yes, by August 15 of each year.

How can my institution or conference be recognized as a Champions of Character Five Star Institution or Conference?
Institutions that score at least 60 out of 100 possible points will be recognized as Champions of Character Five Star Institutions. Conferences with at least 60% of their members earning Five Star recognition will be designated Champions of Character Five Star Conferences.

What are the tiers for recognition?  

Champions of Character Five Star Gold level  Institution (90-100  points)
Champions of Character Five Star Silver level Institution (75-89 points)
Champions of Character Five Star Bronze level Institution (60-74 points)

How can I get the Champions of Character logo or order a Champions of Character banner?

Champions of Character banners can be ordered through your preferred vendor using the correct logo

Who do I contact for questions about NAIAhelp?
Direct questions to Tony Bybee, NAIA Director of Technology and Operations, by email or 816-595-8102.

Who do I contact for questions about the Champions of Character Scorecard?
Contact Kathy Busch, Champions of Character Coordinator by email or 816-595-8101.