Mission Statement

The University of Mary Washington’s Writing Center seeks 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 Center offers one-on-one tutorials by professional and highly-trained tutors. The Writing Center promotes and practices integrity by adhering to and educating about the Honor Code, especially as it pertains to writing. The Writing Center also promotes 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 1: To provide resources that enhance the writing skills of UMW students.  

Goal 2: To provide a space and atmosphere that is conducive to student writing and development.