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Bellevue University Recognized by NAIA as Five-Star Champions of Character Award Winner


Bellevue University has been announced as a Five-Star Award Winner of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Champions of Character program for the 2021-22 academic year, as announced by the NAIA today.

Bellevue University is one of 157 member institutions to earn the distinction, collecting Silver Level honors along with 74 other institutions.

Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earn 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.

In addition, both conferences in which Bellevue University competes – the North Star Athletic Association (full-member) and Continental Athletic Conference (associate member, men’s and women’s soccer) – earned the 2021-22 Five-Star Conference Award.

2021-22 Five-Star Conference Award Criteria

  • Established Champions of Character Conference Committee
  • Conference has a conduct in competition oversight committee composed of a minimum of three members
  • At least 50% of members institutions must receive the NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award
About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).