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 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


Men's Basketball

The Harris-Stowe State Men's Basketball Program spent part of their day helping volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House of Saint Louis move and unpack boxes of food, water, and other necessities for families in the STL Metro Area.



The baseball team spent their Sunday volunteering to help 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.