Vi Dutcher, professor of rhetoric and composition in EMU’s language and literature department, is the director of the Writing Program.

Writing Program

The Writing Program is an easy-access resource for students and faculty. Our program promotes excellence in writing across disciplines and advances EMU’s faith mission by building community, promoting cultural awareness, and motivating action through language. Students and faculty work together to develop writing that fosters creativity and effective communication.

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Student Services

Undergraduate Students:
The writing program operates out of the Academic Success Center on the third floor of the library. All services are free for EMU students and include:

  • Scheduled one-on-one sessions with trained writing tutors from a variety of different majors.
  • A variety of different online resources.
  • Kairos place, a week-long summer writing retreat for anyone seeking time and space to work on writing projects.

Graduate Students:
The writing program operates out of the Graduate & Professional Studies Writing Center, Heatwole House 202, upstairs on the left. All services are free for EMU students and include:

  • Scheduled one-on-one sessions with trained writing tutors from a variety of different majors. These sessions may be face-to-face or from a distance via Zoom.
  • A variety of different online resources
  • Kairos place, a week-long summer writing retreat for anyone seeking time and space to work on writing projects.

Meet the tutors Student resources

The Writing Program provides faculty with resources designed with two goals in mind:

  1. to help you teach writing courses more effectively
  2. to support you in your scholarly work

Contact , Writing Program director, for additional resources or advice at 540-432-4316.

Faculty resources