The UP Writing Center

Located in the Learning Commons in Buckley Center 163, the University of Portland Writing Center, directed by the Department of English's Integrated Writing Program, is a free resource for University of Portland students who wish to fine tune their writing skills. Our staff of trained, knowledgeable Writing Assistants act as guides rather than proofreaders and tutor students on assignments and overall writing ability. Our goal is not just to inspire better papers, but create better writers.

The Writing Center is available by appointment only during the Summer Session 2017. Just email your request to

Meet our Writing Assistants for the Summer Session 2017

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Abby Van Vleet

"My name is Abby Van Vleet and I am a biology major from Hillsboro, Oregon. I like to read, eat good food, watch Netflix, explore the great outdoors and learn new things. I enjoy working with people and I'd love to help out in any way I can, so come visit me in the Writing Center!"

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Allie Duven

"Hello! My name is Allie Duven. I am a nursing/Spanish double major and a proud Washingtonian. I love the Pacific Northwest for all that it has to offer in the outdoors as well as the city; I enjoy hiking, biking, snow skiing/shoeing and exploring Portland on days when I can't venture into the outdoors. Feel free to set up an appointment with me or swing by, I look forward to assisting you in your writing endeavors this year! "

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5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798