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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 College of the Ozarks has developed a Champions of Character campus program that includes:

• Ongoing character education for all student-athletes using the Champions of Character Live 5 Logo Live5 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 College of the Ozarks and the NAIA