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, Hannah Rego and Alyx Nelson-Turner at egucochairs@gmail.com.

Fall 2021 Meeting Schedule

Our meetings will be from 4-5PM:

  • 8/27
  • 9/10
  • 9/24
  • 10/8
  • 10/29
  • 11/12
  • 12/3

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EGU Officers - Fall 2021

Co-Chairs: Hannah Rego & Alyx Nelson-Turner
EDI Co-Chairs: Claire Davis & Caleb Kohs

Secretary: Jazzie Terrell

WriPACA Representatives: Leah Bowshier, 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

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

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