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Get to Know Our ISU Student-Athletes


How the FAR Supports Faculty 

  • The FAR's three main responsibilities include serving as a liaison between faculty and athletics, advocating on behalf of student athlete welfare, and compliance. 
  • If you have any concerns about student athletes in your class, I can help. Sometimes there are issues with travel, missed class, or academic performance and I can point you to the right support service or answer questions. 

There are approximately 250 student-athletes at ISU, and the average student-athlete GPA is 3.22.


Where do our student-athletes come from?

Arizona: 10
California: 39
Colorado: 3
Hawaii: 3
Idaho: 91
Montana: 2
Nevada: 2
New Jersey: 1
Oregon: 6
Texas: 2
Utah: 23
Washington: 22
Wyoming: 4


Australia, Belgium, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, United Kingdom, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, & Sweden (29)

Majors by College:

College of Arts and Letters: 64
College of Business: 44
College of Education: 74
College of Health: 22
College of Pharmacy: 1
College of Science and Engineering: 25
College of Technology: 1
Undecided: 16

Tips for Faculty

We have exceptional faculty at ISU. Thank you for everything you do. Below are just a few insights to help as you interact with ISU student-athletes.

  • Student-athletes should be treated just the same as all students. Provide student-athletes the same opportunities as every enrolled student. Student-athletes should not get any special privileges.
  • Sometimes student-athletes miss class as they represent ISU. Student absence policy
  • Student-athletes are not permitted to miss class due to practice, meeting a coach, working out or receiving medical care.
  • Student-athletes are not all the same. Some are on full scholarships, but there are others on partial scholarships, and some receive no scholarship support at all. Just like our overall ISU student population, student-athletes are a diverse group.

*Statistics taken from Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 data

Questions? Need Support?

Karen Hartman

Karen Hartman

FAR and Associate Professor


Laureen Orozco

Laureen Orozco

Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services