The Writing Center and other academic resources at the College are here to support you. Writing Center associates honor all languages and dialectal variations. We seek to engage with writers and speakers in ways that promote linguistic justice and nurture diversity.

Higher education requires attending to language in ways that promote learning and development at both the individual and institutional level. A basic understanding of sociolinguistic concepts promotes our capacity to speak and write well, and to read and listen to others with care. In order to encourage such understanding, this Writing Center webpage offers brief definitions of some of these concepts.