This faculty member shall serve a renewable three-year term and is appointed by the Director of Athletics and the Provost.  The NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative communicates information about NCAA fellowships and scholarships to athletes, provides the NCAA with nominations and documentation for qualified individuals and serves as an adjunct advisor for the Juniata College Student Athlete Advisory Council.  This individual works in concert with the Athletic Director and Athletics-Academic Liaison to assure that coaches are informed of faculty actions as they may affect athletics, communicate with NCAA in the absence of the Athletic Director, and represent athletic department concerns with the faculty.

Along with this the Juniata College FAR provides advice in the construction and application of appropriate policies and procedures as they affect students who are participating in athletics. Depending on availability, the FAR may travel to NCAA championship events with teams or individuals to administer academic counseling, monitor exams and oversee study halls.   The FAR may also represent Juniata Athletics at conference and association activities, meetings and conventions.