Our Mission

OU GEO commits to advocating for graduate student employee rights at Ohio University. We will achieve this goal through collective bargaining with the university to improve working conditions for graduate employees, raising awareness about issues faced by OU graduate employees, and through creating a safe and supportive community in which graduate employees can gather and discuss their common concerns.


Sign our petition to improve working conditions for graduate employees!

We are collecting signatures of the university community in support of our four demands to improve graduate employee working conditions at Ohio University. We are asking graduate students, undergraduate students, faculty, and staff to sign our petition. Please help us spread the word!

Report on OU graduate employee working conditions compared to our peer institutions

We have generated the attached report on the working conditions of graduate employees at Ohio University compared to our peer institutions. The report is not flattering, to say the least. Please look at it and share it with faculty and students in your departments. We need to get this information out there so everyone can see that our peer institutions prioritize their graduate employees' well-being more than Ohio University does.

Report comparing OU to other Ohio public institutions

In a follow-up to our report on Ohio University’s peer institutions from around the country, the OU GEO conducted further research to measure OU against other Ohio public universities in terms of graduate employee working conditions. Among the findings, we discovered that 70 percent of Ohio public universities had higher minimum stipends than Ohio University (at $7,200 annually). Additionally, all but one (Miami University) had lower graduate fees than OU. Read the full report below.


Ohio University Graduate Employee Organization

P.O. Box 331
Athens, OH  45701

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