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 students enrolled in English department graduate programs. Meetings are held every other Friday at 1 pm in the Department of English Instructor Offices room 3b (the Pink Hotel located 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2019 Schedule
Our fall 2019 meetings will be:
EGU meetings are being held at 1515 from 4-5 p.m.
EGU Officers - AY 2019-2020
Co-Chairs: Stefan Vogel (SLAT) and Kathleen Kryger (RCTE) / email@example.com
Secretary: Breyant Marshall / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Creative Writing: Suyi Okungbowa / email@example.com
- Literature: Laura Retersdorf-Kim / firstname.lastname@example.org
- RCTE: Zach Hill / email@example.com
- E/AL: Aleksandra Lazoroska / firstname.lastname@example.org
- SLAT: Nina Conrad / email@example.com
First Year Rep: Martin Cardenas (RCTE) / firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate and Professional Student Council Rep: Dwight Matthews (EAL) / email@example.com
Undergrad English Curriculum Committee Rep: Sally Benson (RCTE) / firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Literature Curriculum Committee Rep: Dalia Ebeid (EAL) / email@example.com
EGU Social Chair: Catherine Fakler (LIT) / firstname.lastname@example.org
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