Join us for Steering Committee elections and End of the Semester social on Wednesday, April 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m at Dugan’s on Halsted (128 S. Halsted St. Chicago IL 60661)! Help select the officers who chair specific committees and run caucuses. Hear candidates’ ideas concerning the direction of our organization as we prepare to bargain with the university. The officers for the GEO, as given by the Constitution, are listed below. You can find descriptions for each position on our website at If you are interested in running, please contact the Elections Committee at by Friday, April 24th to be included on the ballot; nominations will also be taken on the floor of the meeting. Food and drinks will be provided!

The officers for the GEO are as follows:
-Two Co-Presidents
-Grievance Chair
-Bargaining Chair
-Communications Chair
-Outreach Chair
-Organizing Chair
-Chief Steward (Officer-at-large)

2014 GEO Officer Election Results

Co-President: Jen Phillis (English) and Karen Cralli (Hispanic and Italian Studies)

Secretary: Ben Linder (Anthropology)

Treasurer: Dan Ingebretson (Math)

Organizing Chair: Andrea Herrera (Latin American and Latino Studies)

Communications Chair: Neri Sandoval (English)

Bargaining Chair: Becky Bivens (Art History)

Grievance Chair: Marissa Baker (Art History)

Chief Steward:

Outreach Chair: Jes Cook (Sociology)

Congratulations, 2014 GEO officers!


End-of-Year GEO Social TONIGHT, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Dugan’s (128 S. Halsted)

Free drinks and food! All GEO members are welcome.


Please take GEO’s Campus Care/UIC Medicine Survey

Our Health Care Working Group is meeting with Campus Care administrators next month to discuss concerns about Campus Care and we need YOUR input! We are especially interested in hearing from people who use Campus Care for prescription and medical benefits related to chronic illnesses or trans*/gender variant health care. Please take this brief (10 min.) and anonymous survey: 


Come celebrate the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year (or mourn the end of summer) with the GEO. It is the start of a new year, and there’s a lot to be excited about:  $500 pay increases, the increased university contribution to Campus Care and better protections against discrimination. All of which were won in the most recent contract negotiations. Stop by after class, meet other graduate employees and enjoy a few beverages and snacks- on us!

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