Champions of Character

The 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.

As an NAIA institution, Freed-Hardeman University has developed a Champions of Character campus program that includes: 

• Ongoing character education for all student-athletes using the Champions of Character Live 5 orientation program.

• Professional development for coaches, athletics administrative staff including completion of the Character-Driven Coaching course.

• Emphasis on hospitality and game management of athletics events and conduct in competition

• Servant leadership activities that promote student leadership and athletic community engagement

• Ongoing oversight and assessment of progress in the program's implementation by both Freed-Hardeman University and the NAIA.

CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER IN ACTION AT FREED-HARDEMAN

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Crossing finish line had new meaning for Cornett after cancer recovery
FHU ATHLETES
FHU athletes, coaches heading into mission field
VOLLEYBALL
Humphry promotes Champions of Character through youth clinics
BASEBALL
Lion baseball integrates Champions of Character into elementary reading program
MEN'S BASKETBALL
Lions receive NAIA Team Champions of Character award

FHU NEWS
FHU Athletes, Coach to Represent AMC for NAIA Awards

FHU SOCCER
FHU soccer team volunteers time running soccer clinic