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.


As an NAIA institution, Harris-Stowe State University Athletics has developed a Champions of Character campus program that includes:

Live 5

  • 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 Harris-Stowe State University Athletics and the NAIA.


Men's Soccer

Men's soccer players Tyler Sarquist, Isaiah Aldrich, and Student Asssitant Coach Youseff Jacon volunteered to help out at Sporting STL Soccer Club's summer camps during the months of June and July.



The baseball team spent their Sunday volunteering their time helping Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital for their 2017 Glennon Gallop through Forest Park. Pictured is the team along with Head Coach, CJ Bilbrey.


Women's Soccer

Hornet soccer players volunteered their time this past weekend at the First Annual Paralympic Day put on by the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri as part of their efforts to participate in the National Fitness Challenge. Players and coaches helped participants get involved in different sports and activities while trying to help participants engage in 30 minutes of moderate physical activity.


Men's and Women's Basketball

The Harris-Stowe State Basketball Programs helped teachers at La Salle Middle School clean and set up their classrooms before the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Players and coaches worked together to move desks, switch out books, as well as hang posters on the walls for the teachers.

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