Graduate Writing Center Mission Statement

The mission of the Oregon State University Graduate Writing Center is to support Oregon State University graduate students at every phase of their program, to facilitate the growth of individual writers and researchers, and to foster strong academic and creative writing communities.

The Graduate Writing Center fulfills this mission through mentoring and training a corps of graduate student writing assistants who work directly with graduate students and with other Graduate Writing Center constituencies. Students develop their expertise as writers via a number of methods, some of which are self-directed (e.g., thesis-writing guides and online reference materials), and others which are socially oriented, such as facilitated writing groups. At the Graduate Writing Center, we strive to support graduate writers by listening to the kinds of challenges they confront in their work and suggesting possible opportunities and additional resources that address those challenges.