Join GEO for our Spring General Membership Meeting where we’ll have an open dialogue about concerns members are facing in workplace, ideas for blitzes to increase membership and awareness, updates on activities of the international caucus, and info on a variety of upcoming ways you can get involved.

As always, there is FREE pizza and the change to get to know your fellow GEO members. RSVP via our Facebook page:

See you at Gallery 400 (Van Buren & Peoria) on Wednesday, October 23rd from 5pm to 6:30pm. All are welcome!

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Em at

GEO stands in solidarity with Harvard Graduate Students Union – UAW, whose members have been on strike since December 3rd. Read our statement of support, then spread the word about their efforts:

Image description: a one-page letter on GEO letterhead from the GEO steering committee to Harvard Administrators. This document is available as a PDF at…/wp-…/uploads/2019/12/Harvard-letter.pdf

Friends! Summer is almost over (boo), and GEO is gearing up for a busy fall on behalf of members and the larger UIC community (yay).

Know this: we have an important meeting with the Office of Access and Equity (OAE) on Monday, September 9 from 10:30am to 11:30am, at which time we’ll be providing input on:

1) the creation of Gender Transition Guidelines, and
2) the quality, quantity, and accessibility of lactation facilities.

We are looking for 2-3 people to take on formulating specific recommendations to give to OAE on each point listed above.

In preparation for the meeting, there will be a couple of in-person meetings, plus remote work to compile recommendations based on member input and examples of model institutions.

If you OR someone you know is interested, contact Sagen Cocklin at

[Image description: a group of a dozen individuals sits around a table in a conference room. They are turning to face the camera, smiling and raising fists in the air in signs of solidarity.]