The major representative, commonly called “the major rep,” is a philosophy major who officially represents the majors to the department faculty. There may be more than one representative. These students are available to talk with students informally about the philosophy major and to serve as a resource for declared majors as they complete work in the major. Representatives may bring issues to the department on behalf of majors. They help organize many of the gatherings that bring the department together, including major teas in the fall and spring. On the occasion of a search for a faculty member or the case of a reappointment, tenure, or promotion of a faculty member of the department, the major representative(s) may assist the department and the College in soliciting and evaluating student views about the candidates or the case.