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How the Writing Center Can Help IUP Faculty and Students

The Writing Center’s mission is to help students become better writers. To accomplish this mission:

  • We help instructors and advisors to develop writing assignments and pedagogies that reflect best practices in the teaching of writing. To request a consultation, please contact the Writing Center director, Dr. Ben Rafoth, at
  • Peer tutors are here to meet with your students in 218 Eicher Hall, Stapleton Library, or online
  • We encourage instructors to include information about the Writing Center in their syllabi. We have sample texts available for faculty use.
  • We offer workshops led by Writing Center tutors on a variety of topics. These workshops are an excellent way to address specific concerns like documenting sources and revising a paper, and they encourage students to visit the Writing Center on their own. You can request a workshop online.
  • We provide web-based resources on a variety of topics.
Writing Workshops
Instructors may schedule a workshop for a class by filling out our online request form.
Evaluating Student Writing
Here you can find information on giving effective feedback, sample rubrics, and grading standards for research papers.
Online Resources for Instructors
This page contains helpful information from our Resources for Writers section as well as links to university writing centers from all over the country.
Teaching Graduate Students
These resources are geared toward graduate writing and the process of writing theses, dissertations, and long papers.
Other Resources
Links to IUP resources
  • Writing Center
  • Eicher Hall, Room 218
    860 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3029
  • Regular Hours
  • Monday through Thursday
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.