Upcoming Events: Sweetcorn Festival and Info Fair!

Between now and our rocking Welcome Back Party on Sept 4th at Clark Bar, we have two important events!


Sweetcorn festival

This weekend (Aug 28th and Aug 29th), please join us at the Sweetcorn Festival! Come say hello, enter a raffle, hear about our new initiatives AND come take a picture at our Protect Tuition Waivers photo booth.

At the photobooth, we want to get a picture with YOU holding a sign that explains “I need tuition waivers because…”

If you want to learn more about Tuition Waivers, check out this video.

You can sign up to help out at the table here. We need help with the children’s games, the raffle tickets, committee sign up sheets and the photo booth!



The GEO does so many things! Find out more about the GEO at the Info Fair on Wednesday, Sept 2nd in the English Building Atrium from 5:30pm-7pm. The Facebook event is here.

GEO collage

If you want to find out more about:

– What our contract is & How to protect our contract: Grievance Committee

– Efforts to help serve Int’l Grad Students: International Student Working Group

– Our Healthcare protections, needs and efforts: Healthcare Committee

– GEO’s cooperation with multiple social justice groups throughout Illinois: Solidarity Committee

– How to serve as a representative to your department: Stewards Committee

– GEO’s social media, branding and presence on campus: Communications Committee

– Environmental issues: Environmental Committee

– The officers whom you elect: Coordinating Committee

Bring your questions, your interests, your concerns and your convictions!


Author: Alia Bellwood

Alia is a PhD student in the Department of Communication studying Rhetoric. She is proud to be an ex-debater, St. John's University and Syracuse University alum, and current GEO Officer at-Large.