Character Council

                                                The Opelika Character Creed

We believe it is important to build good character in individuals and for society.

We believe good character is above race, religion, age, gender, education and personality.

We believe a person of good character exhibits attributes and virtues that promote good behavior and  habits.

We believe the basic building blocks for good character are integrity, honesty, loyalty, self-sacrifice, accountability, and self-control.

We believe character marks who we are as individuals.

We believe character highly influences the choices that we make in our lives.

We believe character traits determine how a person responds and reacts to certain situations in life.

We believe good character manifests itself in front of people but also – more importantly – when no one else is watching.

We believe good character creates a foundation for happy, healthy and trusting relationships.

We believe good character helps to improve our self-esteem, self-respect and confidence.

We believe building good character is a life-long endeavor that involves commitment, practice, struggles through failures, and continued motivation.

We believe building good character in individuals is essential to building a caring and respectful community.


Created and Adopted by: Envision Opelika Foundation, Inc., March 2018

Adopted by: Opelika City Council, May 18, 2018

Adopted by Opelika Board of Education: June 2018

Adopted by Opelika Chamber of Commerce Board: May 15, 2019