The Integrated Writing Program, a subset of the English department, was created to address writing needs across the curriculum. The Writing Center serves the goals of the IWP by providing assistance for writers from all majors. We employ Writing Assistants from a variety of disciplines across our campus, from business and biology, to nursing and philosophy.
Writing Assistants are current UP undergraduates nominated by department faculty. Each undergoes a semester of training in composition and rhetoric, tutoring theory, writing in cross-campus disciplines, and hands-on experience through observing and practicing tutoring sessions. Writing Assistants are trained in the unique styles, assignments, and requirements not only of their specialty but of those in various departments across campus.
The Writing Center is located within the Learning Resource Center (LRC) in Franz Hall, along with math and speech tutoring. The LRC provides comprehensive educational support for all University students.