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Working with Student-Athletes

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Student-Athletes at Stanford participate in 36 different varsity athletic sports, and make up approximately 12% of the undergraduate population.  This page was designed as a resource for faculty and staff supporting student-athletes.  If you have questions or concerns regarding a student-athlete, please reach out to their Undergraduate Advising Director for Student-Athletes.

On this page: NCAA Eligibility Requirements • Faculty Resources • Faculty Athletic Fellows Program

    Virginia Miller throwing a javelin. Credit: Andrew Brodhead

    NCAA Eligibility Requirements

    Learn more about NCAA academic requirements for student-athletes and satisfactory progress towards degrees.

    Faculty Resources

     If you have recommendations as to which materials you would like to see on this webpage, please email Shannon Reader at sreader@stanford.edu.

    Faculty Athletic Fellows Program

    Faculty Athletics Fellows are a group of faculty committed to strengthening and harmonizing the ties between athletics and academics for Stanford’s student-athletes.    Each team will have one or several Faculty Athletics Fellows, who will build rapport with student-athletes and coaches and serve as liaisons and mentors regarding academic resources and opportunities, the challenges student-athletes face both inside and outside the classroom, and career aspirations.   

    Program Goals

    • To support and strengthen the ties between athletics and academics at Stanford  
    • To further advance the connections and rapport between our student-athletes and coaches and the faculty 
    • To provide student-athletes with accessible additional sources of support and mentoring  
    • To provide additional guidance to student-athletes in pursuing their academic goals, in managing the demands of their academic and athletic responsibilities, and in pursuing their career aspirations both inside and outside their sport. 
    • To cultivate awareness and appreciation of student-athlete experiences among the faculty

    If you are interested in serving as a Faculty Athletics Fellow for a varsity team, please contact Jeff Koseff at koseff@stanford.edu.

    Program Forms and Instructions