Giving to University Writing Services is a way of supporting some of SLU's most extraordinary students: students who are transforming themselves, their families and other members of the SLU community. SLU is an extraordinary place and our Writing Consultants help make it that way!
At University Writing Services, I have the opportunity to see the consultants of Writing Services striving to help their peers even as they work to become better people and better scholars themselves. Writing Services is a community that strives to meet SLU's mission of educating the whole person. We are not here just to work on writing; we strive to help SLU students become better writers.
Consultants also provide models for serving and so represent what is best about SLU. They are not waiting until they graduate to give back--they are doing it now. They know how to listen, build confidence, offer respect, and successfully share what they have learned about writing. If you ever have an opportunity to visit SLU, please make it a point to stop in at Writing Services, where we can guarantee that you will feel what can be most exciting about college: students engaging each other with new ideas, with the hope that their learning makes a difference in the world, and with the determination to make the most out of their education.
Support for students in University Writing Services can take many forms. If you have ever received help from a consultant in the past, a note of thanks that we can share with the consultants is wonderful way to show appreciation. You can also provide support by arranging to talk to some consultants over coffee about the role writing plays in your profession.
If you choose, you can support a single consultant in economic need. Your gift would make it possible for an excellent student to dedicate more time to helping other students and his or her own studies. We welcome you to choose a name for these type of scholarships; you can commemorate someone in your family or honor a cause.
Director of University Writing Services