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 interim EGU Co-Chair, Alyx Nelson-Turner at egucochairs@gmail.com.

Meeting Modality Addendum: Currently, EGU is working with the grad student body to determine how to make meeting spaces as open and accessible to all members as we continue to navigate modes of being together in late-stage pandemic; the first meeting (8/26) will be held via Zoom. Once a meeting modality has been officially voted on, the new modality will take effect the next meeting (9/9).

Fall 2022 Meeting Schedule

Our meetings will be from 4:00-5:00PM:

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  • 8/26
  • 9/9
  • 9/23
  • 10/7
  • 10/21
  • 11/4
  • 11/18

 

EGU Officers - Fall 2022

Co-Chairs: Alyx Nelson-Turner (Interim) & Griff Zimmerman

EDI Co-Chairs: Thir Budhathoki & Caleb Kohs

Secretary: Leah Bowshier

WPC Representatives: Mucktadir Ahmed, Anh Dang, Sean Chadwick, Larissa Runyan, Désiré Tossoukpe, and Griffin Zimmerman

GPSC Representative: Kriti 

Undergraduate English Curriculum Committee Representative: Laura Jacobs 

Literature Graduate Curriculum Representative: David Seamans 

First-Year Representative: [VACANT]

Social Chair: Josie Portz

 

Program Reps:

Creative Writing Representative: [VACANT] 

Literature Representative: Matt Tuozzo

RCTE Representative: Charlie McMartin

EAL Representative: Eric Abin 

SLAT Representative: Mariana Centanin Bertho and Ahn Dang

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

Meeting Minutes

November 4, 2022

October 21, 2022

October 7, 2022

September 23, 2022

September 9, 2022

August 26, 2022

April 15, 2022

April 1, 2022

March 18, 2022

February 18, 2022

February 7, 2022

February 4, 2022

January 21, 2022

December 3, 2021

November 12, 2021

October 29, 2021

October 8, 2021

September 24, 2021

September 10, 2021

August 27, 2021

March 19, 2021

March 5, 2021

February 19, 2021

February 5, 2021

January 22, 2021

December 4, 2020

November 20, 2020

November 6, 2020

October 23, 2020

October 9, 2020

September 25, 2020

September 11, 2020

August 24, 2020

May 5, 2020

April 17, 2020

March 6, 2020

February 7, 2020

January 24, 2020