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. For more information, or if you have questions, please contact the current EGU Co-Chairs, Alyx Nelson-Turner and Martin J. Cardenas at egucochairs@gmail.com.

Spring 2022 Meeting Schedule

Our meetings will be from 4-5PM:

  • 1/21
  • 2/4
  • 2/18
  • 3/18
  • 4/1
  • 4/15
  • 4/29

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86012828356?pwd=T09tR0RTdXNuK3ZPUnBOSVlGNUVqQT09

Password: 3NgGR@2202

EGU Officers - Spring 2022

Co-Chairs: Alyx Nelson-Turner and Martin J. Cardenas

EDI Co-Chairs: Claire Davis & Caleb Kohs

Secretary: Jazzie Terrell

WriPACA Representatives: Nina Conrad, Thir Budhathoki, Anuj Gupta, Janelle Capwell, and Sean Chadwick

GPSC Representative: Kelli Lycke

Undergraduate English Curriculum Committee Representative: Hannah Isaac

First-Year Representative: N/A

Social Chair: Mucktadir Ahmed

 

Program Reps:

Creative Writing Representative: Dure Ahmed

Literature Representative: Mary Rosenberry

RCTE Representative: Martin J. Cardenas

EAL Representative: Eric Abin 

SLAT Representative: Amable Ribeiro and Nina Conrad

Meeting Minutes

January 24, 2020

February 7, 2020

March 6, 2020

April 17, 2020

May 5, 2020

August 24, 2020

September 11, 2020

September 25, 2020

October 9, 2020

October 23, 2020

November 6, 2020

November 20, 2020

December 4, 2020

January 22, 2021

February 5, 2021

February 19, 2021

March 5, 2021

March 19, 2021

August 27, 2021

September 10, 2021

September 24, 2021

October 8, 2021

October 29, 2021

November 12, 2021

December 3, 2021

January 21, 2022

February 4, 2022

February 7, 2022

February 18, 2022

March 18, 2022

April 1, 2022

April 15, 2022

 

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

  • For more information about EGU's goals, please read our Best Practices document here