Champions of Character

NAIA Champions of CharacterThe National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' Champions of Character provides training to ensure student-athletes know, do and value the right things in all areas of life. The five core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership are put into play, accounted for and tracked at all NAIA schools.

Live 5

Appalachian Athletic Conference supports its member institutions' campus programs that include the Champions of Character Live 5 Student-Athlete Orientation Program and the NAIA's Character-Driven Coaching professional development course for coaches and administrators.

At the conference level, Appalachian Athletic Conference offers Champions of Character programming that includes:

  • Ongoing character education and professional development for Conference coaches, athletics administrative staff and student-athletes
  • Hospitality and game management of Conference athletics events
  • Organization of a Champions of Character Conference wide event (i.e Sport Summit or Servant Leadership Project)
  • Recognition of Conference athletics directors, coaches and student-athletes who demonstrate outstanding character
  • Ongoing oversight and assessment of progress in the prgram's implementation by both Appalachian Athletic Conference and the NAIA.