Pacific Union College is an institution that is committed to maintaining and practicing the standards of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' Champions of Character program. Each year the NAIA selects schools to become Champions of Character Five-Star Institutions if they meet a certain number of requirements laid forth by the association. To be named a Five-Star Institution signifies the athletic department at the school exhibits what it means to practice conduct that demonstrates integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.
What Is The Champions Of Character?
The NAIA Champions of Character program is designed to instill an understanding of character values in sport and provide practical tools for student-athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators to use in modeling exemplary character traits. The NAIA developed the Champions of Character program in response to the growing problem of deteriorating standards of integrity in sports and society. At a time when all of sport has experienced increasingly inappropriate behavior by athletes, coaches, and fans, NAIA Champions of Character raises the standards for positive student-athlete development in athletics and academics. The NAIA Champions of Character program has established five core values that stretch well beyond the playing field. The NAIA identifies those core values as: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. These character values help student-athletes and those associated with their development, make good choices in all aspects of their life and reflect the true spirit of competition.
Five Core Values
- Integrity- Know what your doing is right
- Respect- Treating others the way you want to be treated
- Responsibility- Embrace opportunities to contribute
- Sportsmanship-Bring your best to all competition
- Servant Leadership Serve the common good
For more information please visit the links to the Champions of Character and core values for activities and learning tools.