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The Champions of Character© program encourages student-athletes to discover the character traits that are within their control and identify steps they can take before, during and after the contest to intentionally incorporate those traits into their heart and mind. In doing so, student-athletes develop a champion mindset and become better athletes, teammates, community members and employees.

Take the Pledge

Five Core Values

The Champions of Character program helps participants find the balance by keeping five core values – integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership – at the heart of the athletics experience

Learn to Live Five

The NAIA Live 5 program teaches NAIA student-athletes how they apply the five core values of Champions of Character® to everyday life both on and off the field. Student-athletes must be registered for the NAIA Academy in order to access Live 5 courses. 

Video Series

Student-Athlete Testimonials: What it means to be a Champion of Character