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The OU Writing Center is a university-wide program that enriches learning, teaching, and research through engagement with writing. We assist students and faculty across the campus with all types of writing projects at any stage in the writing process. 

Our Mission

Our goal is to provide support for all writers in the University of Oklahoma community. The Writing Center Staff is committed to:

  • Offering feedback in writing consultations in the form of thoughtful suggestions, asking clarifying questions, as well as providing print and online resources
  • Modeling approaches for editing and addressing writing concerns you may have
  • Consulting with you through your writing process from pre-writing to final drafting 
  • Respecting your agency as a writer by providing feedback as active listeners and readers who work generously to understand your aims and goals as a writer
  • Offering multiple and accessible ways for you to learn collaboratively with us

Please note that we work diligently to support your development as a writer, and therefore, we are neither a proofreading nor grading service.

The OU Writing Center welcomes all writers and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We consider difference to be a seed for learning, writing, and a just society.

Our writing consultants are all students here at the University of Oklahoma. We range in age, gender, academic discipline, linguistic background, and other interests but are all passionate about the work we do at the writing center. With undergraduate and graduate students working in multiple fields across campus, we are confident that we will be able to work alongside you in your writing projects.

Whether it’s brainstorming your dissertation, making the final touches on a short response paper, or working on a creative project, our consultants are available and ready to help.

OU Writing Center History

In 1987, a Ford Foundation grant entitled “The Empowerments of Literacy” brought together 30 University of Oklahoma faculty members from approximately 16 disciplines. The purpose of the project was to increase awareness of the central assumption that students gain intellectual power from writing.

The writing center at the University of Oklahoma opened in January 1989 as a direct result of the University’s commitment to empower students. The University of Oklahoma’s continuing commitment to improving student writing was reflected by the expansion of the writing center to Bizzell Library in the spring of 2004. In 2008, the writing center moved to the new Lissa and Cy Wagner Student Learning Center.

The writing center partners with several departments, colleges, programs, and individuals to develop and support a deliberate campus-wide writing initiative. This “writing across the curriculum” approach is supported by the Office of the Provost.