The purpose of the University Writing Center is to assist students, staff, and faculty in understanding and improving their writing. We assist clients to develop a writing process, learn to assess their own written texts, and strategize different ways to approach writing projects. We believe this purpose is maximized in an environment enriched with support, encouragement, and purposeful creativity.
The University Writing Center employs both undergraduate and graduate student consultants from a variety of departments. Consultants possess a high level of skill and receive extensive and on-going theoretical and pedagogical education.
During one-to-one conversations, University Writing Center consultants help writers discover what they know and need to know in order to communicate more effectively in various textual modes and rhetorical situations. Staff members and consultants are committed to respectful intercultural exchanges as they assist writers in developing and deepening academic knowledge for the benefit of the university, home communities, and the world. We celebrate the pursuit of writing to learn across curricula, disciplines, and genres.