The Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) works to promote a positive balance between academics, athletics, and other aspects of the lives of University of Redlands student-athletes. The FAR is appointed by the President and collaborates with the Director of Athletics, Athletics administration and staff, coaches, student-athletes, faculty, and other staff and administrators across campus to ensure student-athlete success. The FAR convenes the Faculty Athletics Committee, which includes additional faculty members (also called FARs) and representatives from the Athletics Department.
FARs are available as a confidential resource to student-athletes for information, support, and counseling regarding any issues or concerns they have about life at the University. FARs encourage student-athletes to communicate early and often with faculty regarding the interplay of academic and athletic schedules. When academic-athletic schedule conflicts cannot be worked out between a student-athlete and their professor, a FAR can facilitate communication towards a solution. The FARs visit meetings of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and are available to help that group with its work fostering student-athlete well-being. FARs write letters of recommendation/nomination for student-athletes for post-graduate honors and scholarships, and for graduate school applications.