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


Recent News

Group of UWP faculty posing on a stone and brick balcony on the Mount Vernon Campus during the June 2024 Faculty Writing Retreat

UWP Hosts Third GW Faculty Writing Retreat on the Mount Vernon Campus

Each day, approximately 80 GW faculty from all across the university gathered in Post Hall on the Mount Vernon campus (the UWP's home) to discuss their scholarship, talk through challenges in their research, build community, and, most of all, write. 

left to right, Dr. Jameta Barlow and Dr. Danika Meyers.

UWP Professors Recognized for Teaching, Service

Professors Jameta Barlow and Danika Myers were recognized for their excellence in teaching and mentoring at the CCAS celebrations this past weekend.

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"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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