Athletics Advisory Board

West Chester University


What is a FAR?

A NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative or FAR is a member of the faculty. He/she is a faculty voice ensuring balance between academics and athletics for the benefit of the student–athlete.

The Three Prongs of an effective FAR:

  • Student-Athlete Well–Being
  • Academic Integrity [within the athletics program]
  • Institutional Control [of the athletics program]

FAR have a professional organization called the Faculty Athletics Representatives Association (FARA). The FARA has a website you are welcome to view. That site’s address is