The Writing Center

Joan Rosen Writing Studio
212 Kresge Library
100 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-3120

Fall 2021 Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9AM- 9PM; Friday, 9AM-5PM; Sunday, 2PM-8PM. For scheduling, see

Anton/Frankel Center

20 South Main Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Want to Join the OUWC Team?

If are interested in working for the Oakland University Writing Center, please contact Sherry Wynn Perdue, Director, via email at Before you write, please examine the following prerequisites and guidelines:
  • We only employ students who have successfully completed their first year writing requirements.
  • Candidates must be at least half-time students in a qualified degree program. We cannot employ lifelong education students.
  • We give priority to students who have completed WRT 3062: Writing Center Studies and Tutoring Practice. This class not only counts toward a major in Writing and Rhetoric and some Education programs, but also it fulfills a general education requirement.
  • We seek consultants from all majors and academic standing--from undergraduates to doctoral candidates. Our ranks have included those from Education, Counseling, Psychology, English, Writing and Rhetoric, Art History, Music, Drama, Finance, and more. We would like to increase our representation, but the most important hiring factor is the applicant's ability to work one-on-one with writers, many of whom face significant stress.
  • In addition to the application form, applicants must submit an instructor/supervisor recommendation, a resume, and a cover letter. 
  • Once you have been interviewed and offered a position, you need to complete the following student employment forms: I-9, W-9, MI-W4, and the direct deposit authorization, which you must submit to the Student Financial Services Office, 120 North Foundation Hall.