VOCES Graduate Student Writing Center

VOCES is supported by GANAS Graduate Pathways - a Title V, Part B Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program funded by the US Department of Education. VOCES, as part of GANAS Graduate Pathways, supports Latinx graduate students’ writing proficiency, sense of belonging, and degree completion. Though VOCES is intended to support graduate degrees for Latinx students, students of color, and low-income students, we serve all graduate students.

We offer one-on-one writing support and graduate student writing groups staffed by The Writing Center’s skilled Writing Mentors all of whom either hold or are pursuing graduate degrees and have professional writing teaching, tutoring, and mentoring backgrounds. We specialize in supporting graduate students in writing for seminars, qualifying exams, dissertation drafts, CVs, fellowship applications, proposals, NSF writing, and more. We are all writers ourselves, and we are here to be a member of your writing community. Bring us your budding ideas, your developing thoughts, your unpunctuated drafts, or your final polishing needs—we are here to work with you! 

VOCES also supports graduate writing groups and works in collaboration with professional writing coaching and mentorship. Writing coaches work with writers to co-create custom-designed writing curricula and practices that actively support sustainable, generative, and joyful writing practices and contexts.  Our coaches offer workshops to train students, staff, and administrators in sustainable writing craft and practice and ongoing group and individual mentorship.

VOCES and writing coaches work in collaboration with the Colibrí Writing Circles, a weekly women of color writing group, sponsored by El Centro: Chicanx Latinx Resource Center. Colibrí supports first-generation graduate students through a holistic approach. VOCES provides writing mentors for the Colibrí Group writing activities and retreats. We are building connections with writing groups across campus informed by the Write to Thrive model; if you have a writing group you would like VOCES to support, let us know.

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