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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Indiana University South Bend was named a 2018-19 Bronze Level Champion of Character Five-Star Institution, the NAIA released on Wednesday.


Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earned points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. Institutions earned points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and by having minimal to no ejections during competition throughout the course of the academic year.

67% of the score is reliant upon Character Training and development on campus through community outreach, 17% depends on Character Recognition, 8% is for overall student-athlete GPA, and 8% on Character Promotion. All institutions scoring 60 or more points are named Five Star Champions of Character Institutions.

The Titans join seven Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference members to the recipient list, including Cardinal Stritch (Siver) Indiana University Northwest (Bronze), Judson University (Silver), Olivet Nazarene University (Silver), Robert Morris University (Silver), St. Ambrose University (Bronze), Trinity Christian College (Gold), and University of St. Francis (Bronze).