for students from all backgrounds and disciplines.


Who We Are


GW’s University Writing Program (UWP) aims to strengthen every GW student's ability to write clearly and effectively, preparing them for excellence in their academic and professional careers. First Year Writing courses and Writing in the Disciplines courses approach writing through a variety of topics to engage students across their academic careers at GW.

Certified as a program of excellence by the Conference on College Composition and Communication, UWP emphasizes the importance of writing in all academic, public and professional enterprises that require critical thinking and communication. The program also houses the GW Writing Center, offering year-round writing support to all GW undergraduates, graduate students and faculty.

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What We Offer


"My UW 1020 professor threw students right into the thick of things with great readings and daily philosophical conversations that struck at the heart of what it would mean if we met the fullest potential of our individual writing abilities."

Oghene Oyiborhoro
BA ‘09, History
Professor and Author

Oghene Oyiborhoro

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Writing Program News

Owen Clements, Bell Clement, Izy Carney, Gordon Mantler, and Phyllis Ryder at the October JCC ceremony.

Julian Clement Chase Ceremony Highlights DC History: Environmental Justice and FBI Surveillance

DC Political Analyst Tom Sherwood and GW Alum Izy Carney were the featured speakers at the 7th annual Julian Clement Chase Award Ceremony on Thursday Oct 13.

New Prizes celebrate GWU’s Connections with the District of Columbia

The Julian Clement Chase Creative Writing in Washington Prize and the Julian Clement Chase Prize for Community Impact in the District of Columbia were announced

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Storytelling event remembers Kathy Larsen

The UWP recently held a storytelling event on the Mount Vernon campus in memory of colleague and friend Kathy Larsen, who passed away in February.

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UWP professors win CCAS awards

Professors Randi Kristensen and Phil Troutman were recognized for excellence in teaching and mentoring by the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences this spring


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