• Awareness – of the different modes of literacy and how each mode can function independently or in connection with other modes
  • Access – to cultural and political communication modes necessary to be engaged participants in social change
  • Collaboration – between consultants and communicators generates shared knowledge and understanding
  • Dialogue – between consultants and communicators contributes to generative thinking about the composing process
  • Acceptance – of where each person begins as they pursue their communication goals


The Multiliteracy Centers, comprised of the University Writing Center and the University Speaking Center, provide communication support for students, faculty, and staff through one-on-one and group sessions focusing on dialogic feedback. The centers support all projects regardless of how the writing or speaking will be composed/presented or which digital platforms are used. Consulting sessions focus on conversations about writing and speaking processes; these sessions promote a collaborative, non-hierarchal approach that sees consultants who work with writers and speakers as participants in a learner-centered exchange that values shared knowledge. The Speaking Center also provides customized class workshops and other instructional support that address specific learning objectives.

The Digital Media Commons (DMC) provides support for visual projects.

Our Mission

To support students, faculty, and staff in their awareness of how multiple literacies (written, oral, spatial, visual, gestural, and multi-modal) impact ways of learning, communicating, and composing.

Recent News

DACT Studio Closed
August 1, 2022

The Writing and Speaking Centers continue to support written and spoken digital projects. The Digital Media Commons in the Jackson […]

Speaking Center to Host National Conference
January 18, 2019

18th Excellence at the Center Conference Where:  UNC Greensboro When: March 29 & 30, 2019 Theme: Communication Centers: Find Your Voice This […]

Excellence at the Center
May 22, 2018

Speaking Center Director, Kim Cuny has been honored with a 2017-2018 Teaching Excellence award from the College of Arts and […]