The Collections Representatives serve as liaisons between the graduate students and the managing faculty and staff of the three divisions of the Collections Facility:
- Botanical (the CONN herbarium and fossil plants)
- Invertebrate (arthropods and parasites)
Common issues include the use of shared resources (e.g., the digital microscopy equipment), training for students who use the Collections, and enforcement of facility regulations. Collections Representatives also disseminate information about changes in policies, equipment, and faculty and staff involved with Collections.