Johnson & Wales University has been recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as a Five-Star Institution for Champions of Character. The Wildcats earned Silver Status through various items on the scorecard that the NAIA puts out each academic year.
Each year, NAIA schools use the Champions of Character scorecard to measure the pursuit of character-driven athletics. Schools scoring a minimum of 60 out of 100 points earn the Five-Star Institution Award. Based on points, there are three distinction levels including gold (90-100 points), silver (75-89 points), and bronze (60-74 points).
For 2016-17, 183 NAIA institutions earned the Five-Star Institution Award which included 66 gold level winners, 76 silver level winners, and 41 bronze level winners. You can view the full list of honorees here.