English Graduate Union

About the EGU

The English Graduate Union (EGU) is an organization that represents all English graduate students at the University of Arizona. Founded in 1991, EGU monitors graduate student workload, advocates for graduate student concerns and issues on many departmental and administrative levels, and mobilizes graduate students across the campus around important issues like health care, tuition remission, workload reduction, and childcare.

Membership in EGU is open to all English and English-affiliated graduate students. Meetings are held every other Friday at 4 pm in conference room 3b at 1515 E First Street.

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact the current EGU Co-Chairs, Stefan Vogel and Kathleen Kryger, at egucochairs@gmail.com.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Our fall 2019 meetings will be:

  • January 24th
  • February 7th
  • February 21st
  • March 6th
  • March 20th
  • April 3rd
  • April 17th
  • May 1st

EGU meetings are being held at 1515 E. 1st St. from 4-5 p.m.

EGU Officers - AY 2019-2020

Co-Chairs: Kathleen Kryger (RCTE) and [OPEN POSITION] / egucochairs@gmail.com

Secretary: Claire Davis (Lit) / cedavis@email.arizona.edu 

Program Reps:

First Year Rep: Martin Cardenas (RCTE) / mjcardenas@email.arizona.edu

WriPACA Reps: Kelli Lycke (RCTE) / kellilycke@email.arizona.edu, Marisa Pesa (RCTE) / mpesa@email.arizona.edu, & Jason Knowles (RCTE) /  jasonknowles@email.arizona.edu 

Graduate and Professional Student Council Rep: Dwight Matthews (EAL) / dmatthews@email.arizona.edu

Undergrad English Curriculum Committee Rep: Sally Benson (RCTE) / sfbenson@email.arizona.edu

Graduate Literature Curriculum Committee Rep: Dalia Ebeid (EAL) / debeid@email.arizona.edu

EGU EDI Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Studstill (EAL) / & Ashley Batchelor (EAL) / eguedicommittee@gmail.com

EGU Social Chair: [Open Position]

Meeting Minutes

January 24, 2020

Current Initiatives

  • Collaborate with department and college administrators to make teaching loads comparable to peer institutions

  • Mediate issues related to graduate student labor and compensation

  • Ensure graduate students are safe from sexual discrimination and harassment

  • Mobilize with other student organizations across campus to advocate for university-wide issues such as childcare, healthcare, education costs, and graduate student wages

  • Ensure graduate student representation on all English program and departmental committees

  •  Foster collegial relationships amongst lecturers and graduate students across all English programs