Get Involved

GEO is run by members for members. We rely on each other to work together to achieve common goals and to have strong union representation on campus. Here’s how you can get involved and be an active member of GEO to help further our mission as an organization.


Become a member

Submit the “Become A Member” form to become a member of GEO.


Fill out the “Get More Involved” form

We’re always looking for more active members to join committees and become a Steward for their department, so fill out this form and let us know how you’d like to help. If you’d like to become an elected officer, this is also a great way to indicate your interest. Complete this form to let us know how you would like to Get More Involved.


Get text notifications from GEO

Do you want an easy way to be informed about important GEO events? Text the word “GEO” to 69238 to receive periodic messages concerning crucial bargaining updates and other urgent information. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to 69238 to stop receiving messages. Text HELP to 69238 for more information. Terms & Conditions.


Follow GEO online

Following GEO on social media is a good way to keep up with current issues and to find out about General Membership Meetings (GMMs), events, and activism opportunities.

Twitter: @geo_uiuc
Facebook: @uigeo  @geosolcomm
Instagram: @geo_uiuc


Sign up for the GEO event calendar

If you want to keep up with current issues and find out about General Membership Meetings (GMMs), events, and activism opportunities, then see the GEO event calendar for future committee meetings, bargaining sessions, and other events. Add it to your Google calendar by searching for


Host a department or building meeting

Here are the steps for organizing a department or building meeting to get your colleagues involved with GEO.


Join a committee or working group

If you’d like to become an active member, attending regular committee meetings is a great way to help. GEO has many committees and working groups to choose from. Most committees are run by an elected officer and you can serve in an elected position.  Here is a list of our committees and working groups and how to contact them.


Attend General Membership Meetings (GMMs)

GEO holds at least one GMM every fall and spring semester. These member meetings are where voting occurs, and they provide information and gather feedback from membership. Attending GMMs is a good way to find out what issues are affecting multiple departments and what various GEO committees are up to.