Your Gift supports charlotte’s writers

Charlotte’s Writing Resources Center (WRC) has been supporting Niners since 1976 when an English faculty member and three students began tutoring writing in a telephone closet in Atkins Library. Almost 50 years later, the WRC has become a vital student support center, offering one-to-one tutoring for writers in any discipline and of all skill levels. Our team of graduate, undergraduate, and professional consultants facilitate writing growth by addressing the specific needs and goals of individual writers. For more information about how the WRC supports students, faculty, and staff, click here.

When you make a gift of support to the WRC, you contribute to the health of the university as a whole. Our top priorities include:

  • WRC Undergraduate Student Research. WRC tutors are passionate about pursuing projects outside of their tutoring hours. Such projects inform best practices for tutoring in the WRC; increase our visibility across campus, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the WRC and the university at large. Gifts to the WRC help: pay students hourly for elective projects and research related to the WRC, fund student travel to conference, and fund materials related to student projects (e.g. gift cards for study participants, audio-visual equipment, etc.).
  • WRC Relocation to Atkins Library. This space in Atkins will be larger, more accessible, and more centralized than our current location. A centralized location on campus will ensure that undergraduate students know we support students of all disciplines and skill-levels. The WRC is currently fundraising for the furniture and equipment needed for the new space.
  • Social Justice & Equity Projects. The WRC is committed to supporting Charlotte’s linguistically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion working group is composed of undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about linguistic justice. Donations help pay student tutors to engage in this work and fund promotional materials. WRC Directors have a multi-year strategy to raise awareness about linguistic diversity on our campus and support faculty working with multilingual writers. Our goal is to gather data about multilingualism and linguistic diversity on campus and use that data to inform a series of professional development events for faculty across campus.

Each and every gift makes a difference. Thank you for your support.