Mission Statement

The University of Mary Washington’s Writing Centers seek to enhance and support high quality education through engaged tutorials, workshops, and community outreach. Supporting undergraduate and graduate students in disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies as well as research, the Writing Centers offer one-on-one tutorials by professional and highly-trained tutors. The Writing Centers promote and practice integrity by adhering to and educating about the Honor Code, especially as it pertains to writing. The Writing Centers also promote life-long learning by encouraging students to apply their knowledge and broad-based educational experiences to their own writing, thus developing habits that translate into becoming better writers and academicians during and beyond life at the University of Mary Washington.


Goal One: To provide resources that enhance the writing skills of UMW students.  

Goal Two: To provide a space and atmosphere that is conducive to student writing and development.