NAIA Champions of Character Scorecard Winners

171 member institutions were named to the Five-Star Award winners.

Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earned points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. Institutions earned points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and by having minimal to no ejections during competition throughout the course of the academic year.

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T1. Blue Mountain College (MS) - 95
T1. Columbia College (SC) - 95
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T2. Biola University (Calif.) - 94
T2. Edward Waters  (Fla.) - 94 
T2. Truett-McConnell (Ga.) - 94
T2. Univ. of St. Francis (Ind.) - 94

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American Midwest Conference
Appalachian Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Crossroads League
Frontier Conference
Golden State Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mid-South Conference
Red River Athletic Conference
River States Conference
Sooner Athletic Conference
Southern States Athletic Conference
The Sun Conference
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference

Five-Star Conference Award Criteria

* Established Champions of Character Conference Committee
* Conference have a conduct in competition oversight committee composed of a minimum of three members
* At least 60% of members institutions must receive the NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award


Bethel University, TN
Biola University, CA
Blue Mountain College, MS
California State University-Maritime, CA
Columbia College, SC
Concordia University, NE
Dakota State University, SD
Edward Waters College, FL
Hope International University, CA
Indiana University Southeast, IN
La Sierra University, CA
Morningside College, IA
St. Ambrose University, IA
Stephens College, MO
Taylor University, IN
Truett-McConnell College, GA
University of Saint Francis, IN
University of Saint Mary, KS
William Jessup University, CA



Alice Lloyd College, KY
Arizona Christian University, AZ
Benedictine University at Mesa, AZ
Bethel College, IN
Brenau University, GA
Brescia University, KY
Briar Cliff University, IA
University of California- Merced, CA
Campbellsville University, KY
Carroll College, MT
College of Saint Mary, NE
Columbia College, MO
Concordia University, MI
Davenport University, MI
Evangel University, MO
Florida Memorial University, FL
Goshen College, IN
Grace College, IN
Hannibal-LaGrange University, MO
Harris-Stowe State University, MO
Huntington University, IN
Huston-Tillotson University, TX
Indiana Tech, IN
Indiana University East, IN
Indiana University-South Bend, IN
John Brown University, AR
Johnson & Wales University, CO
Judson University, IL
Kansas Wesleyan University, KS
Keiser University, FL
Life University, GA
Lindsey Wilson College, KY
Loyola University, LA
Martin Methodist College, TN
Marymount California University, CA
Menlo College, CA
Midway University, KY
Montana State University-Northern, MT
Montana Tech of the University of Montana, MT
Northern New Mexico College, NM
Northwestern College, IA
Oklahoma City University, OK
Our Lady of the Lake University, TX
Pacific Union College, CA
Paul Quinn College, TX
Purdue University Calumet
Purdue University-North Central, IN
Reinhardt University, GA
Rocky Mountain College, MT
Saint Louis College of Pharmacy, MO
San Diego Christian College, CA
Shawnee State University, OH
Siena Heights University, MI
Soka University of America, CA
Spring Arbor University, MI
Sterling College, KS
Talladega College, AL
Tennessee Wesleyan University, TN
Texas A&M University -Texarkana, TX
Thomas University, GA
Trinity International University, IL
Union College, KY
University of Antelope Valley, CA
University of Michigan-Dearborn, MI
University of St. Thomas Houston, TX
University of the Cumberlands, KY
University of the Southwest, NM
Vanguard University, CA
Viterbo University, WI
Westmont College, CA
William Woods University, MO
Williams Baptist College, AR
York College, NE




Aquinas College, MI
Asbury University, KY
Ave Maria University, FL
Bacone College, OK
Baker University, KS
Benedictine College, KS
Bluefield College, VA
Brewton-Parker College, GA
Bryan College, TN
Calumet College of St. Joseph, IN
Central Baptist College, AR
Central Christian College, KS
Central Methodist University, MO
Clarke University, IA
College of the Ozarks, MO
Corban University, OR
Cumberland University, TN
Dillard University, LA
Doane University, NE
Eastern Oregon University, OR
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, AZ
Freed-Hardeman University, TN
Friends University, KS
Georgia Gwinnett College, GA
Grand View University, IA
Indiana University Kokomo, IN
Indiana University Northwest, IN
Indiana Wesleyan University, IN
Jarvis Christian College, TX
Johnson & Wales University, FL
Langston University, OK
Lewis-Clark State College, ID
Lindenwood University, IL
Louisiana State University Alexandria, LA
Lourdes University, OH
Madonna University, MI
Mayville State University, ND
McPherson College, KS
MidAmerica Nazarene University, KS
Midland University, NE
Missouri Baptist University, MO
Missouri Valley College, MO
Montreat College, NC
Mount Mercy University, IA
Northwest University, WA
Ohio Christian University, OH
Oklahoma Wesleyan University, OK
Olivet Nazarene University, IL
Ottawa University, KS
Park University, MO
Peru State College, NE
Point Park University, PA
Robert Morris University, IL
Saint Gregory's University, OK
SCAD Atlanta, GA
SCAD Savannah, GA
Sierra Nevada College, NV
Simpson University, CA
Southeastern University, FL
Southern Oregon University, OR
Southwestern Assemblies of God University, TX
Southwestern College, KS
St. Thomas University, FL
Tabor College, KS
Tougaloo College, MS
Trinity Christian College, IL
University of Great Falls, MT
University of Houston - Victoria, TX
University of Jamestown, ND
University of Mobile, AL
University of Montana-Western, MT
University of Rio Grande, OH
University of South Carolina-Beaufort, SC
Valley City State University, ND
Warner University, FL
Wayland Baptist University, TX
Webber International University, FL
William Carey University, MS
William Penn University, IA
Xavier University, LA