2013-2014 Champions of Character Five-Star Awards go to 168 institutions
Every NAIA instituion's and conference's progress in pursuing character education is tracked and recognized annually for achievements in training, promotion and conduct in competition. The Champions of Character Scorecard measures commitment in five key areas and totals 100 points. Gold (90-100 points), Silver (75-89 points) and Bronze levels (60-74 points) are awarded.
2013-14 Five-Star Institutions & Conferences
168 member institutions were named to the Five-Star Award winners.
• Columbia College, SC, perfect score of 100
Training specific to staff
1. 208 institutions have their coaches review the Code of Ethics and the NAIA Coaches Code
2. 73 institutions used the Running a G-Rated Program
3. 46 institutions presented the program “Curb Appeal”
4. 45 institutions attended a sport summit on conduct in competition
5. 29 institutions viewed their conference commissioner's expectation video
Learn to Live 5 online student-athlete training course
1. 86 institutions had their student-athletes complete the program
Live 5 training/activities
1. 166 institutions used Live 5 posters
2. 82 teams participated in a Live 5 Activity posted online
3. 154 institutions had student-athletes sign the Student-Athlete Pledge
4. 130 institutions did team building activities
5. 25 institutions viewed their conference commissioner's expectation video
1. 209 institutions presented core values at camp, clinic or school = 72,486 students heard the message
2. 98 institutions read specific books with core values = 12,981 students heard the message
3. 46 institutions presented the Role of Parents in Athletics = 6,265 parents heard the message
4. 79 institutions presented How to Teach Character Through Sports = 56,850 coaches heard the message
5. 28 institutions presented Redefining the Term Student-Athlete = 8,328 student-athletes heard the message
6. 30,821 individuals heard Champions of Character core values in other ways.
7. Total 187,731 individuals were reached outside of the NAIA.
1. 648 reported community service projects throughout the year.