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The Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research

About Us

The Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research (RWC) is affiliated with the College of Liberal Arts. The RWC is a site of student and faculty support, tutor professional development, and research into writers’ rhetorical awareness and flexibility.

Our mission is to provide an environment for intellectual engagement outside the classroom. At any stage of the creative and research processes, students and faculty have the opportunity to interact with trained tutors using technology as they develop written, oral, and visual representations of their ideas for an academic audience.

Meet Our Staff and Tutors

History of the Center

Tutor Education

You may find more information about the center in our annual reports.


Our writing consultants are trained to work with students on a wide range of writing projects, including:

  • Academic papers and essays
  • Research proposals and papers
  • Personal statements and scholarship applications
  • Lab reports and scientific papers
  • Creative writing
  • Business and technical writing

The Richard Wright Writing Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research is open to all students and our services are provided free of charge. We offer both online and in-person consultations. You may schedule an appointment in advance or walk in.

Our Vision

Our goal is to help students become more confident and proficient writers and to empower them to take ownership of their own learning and writing process. Whether you are struggling with a specific writing assignment or just want to improve your writing skills, we are here to help.

The Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research


H. T. Sampson Library
1st Floor
Digital Intellectual Commons