Become a Member


Become a GEO Member Today!

-From the people who brought you the weekend, your union!

Thank you for joining the Graduate Employee Organization (GEO). As a member, you receive access to these special benefits:

1.Scholarly Support Fund

Our Scholarly Support Fund is offered to dues paying members who are traveling to and/or presenting at an academic conference anywhere across the globe.

2. Grievance Support

The GEO organizing committee is here to represent you through any work related grievance and navigate the University’s campus and administrative proceedings, including legal support at the State level.

3. Graduate Advocate

The GEO distributes a weekly newsletter called The Graduate Advocate, which showcases student-labor events on campus and spreads news to GEO membership.

4. Program Representatives

Every year the GEO coordinates a committee of Program Representatives that act as stewards between your program and the GEO. Program Reps keep you updated on contract information, union changes, bargaining, events on campus, and more.

5. Bargaining on your behalf

Every 3 years the GEO takes up the task of soliciting preferences for policy change, leading the bargain campaign, and negotiating on your behalf with the central administration. Major gains for the 2017-2020 contract included a 2% raise, partial dental and vision, and an increase in grants for student travel.