KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2014-2015 Champions of Character institutions and Robert Morris University Illinois was named a Bronze level award winner.
RMU had many teams perform outreach and community service during the 2014-2015 athletic season. The Eagle volleyball teams raised money for children's cancer research with their annual St. Baldrick's Day event, while the RMU Cheer team volunteered its services at the Pink Heals National Tour Event and the Eagles Football team volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House just to name a few.
Every institution and conference has their progress in pursuing character education tracked and recognized annually for achievements in training, promotion and conduct in competition. The Champions of Character Scorecard measures commitment in five key areas and has a possible 100 points. There are three levels that are awarded: Gold (90-100 points), Silver (75-89 points) and Bronze levels (60-74).
The NAIA had 169 out of 236 total members receive designation with 29 Gold, 68 Silver, and 72 Bronze institutions. In addition, 20 out of 21 conferences received the 5-star Conference award.
Click here for more information on the NAIA Champions of Character scorecard!