What the WSIP People of Color writing group has done for me personally is create a Cultural Learning Community that helps me feel belonging and capable. The group and the facilitator do this in an environment that is welcoming. This would be considered a culturally responsive practice, which is one of the objectives the University of Arizona is trying to meet under its new Hispanic Serving Institute status.
Cindy Trejo, PhD student
UA Mexican American Studies Department
Sustained academic writing groups for University of Arizona graduate students
Supported by the UA Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Facilitated by WSIP writing professionals, WSIP People of Color writing groups offer the following services:
* Weekly meetings * Peer review * Writing time
* Instruction * Mentorship * Resources
● People of Color Writing Group for Master’s Students
● People of Color Writing Group for PhD Students
● Women of Color Writing Group for PhD Students
UA graduate students who identify as people of color
Academic Year 2018-19
Meetings begin in September 2018 and will convene weekly in two hour sessions.
Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP)
800 E. University Blvd., Ste. 200
Space is limited.
The application process for 2018-19 has closed. Please contact Dr. Holm with any questions.
2016-18 Women of Color Writing for Academic Success
With the support of the UA Commission on the Status of Women Mini-Grant, WSIP offered the first ever Women of Color Writing for Academic Success Writing Group in fall 2016. Members of the group included five women in various UA Master's programs. View the testimonies below to learn about students' first-hand experiences.