Endowed by alumnus Allan K. Smith, Class of 1911, the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric offers the Interdisciplinary Minor in Rhetoric, Writing, and Media Studies and writing courses taught by rhetoric and composition faculty, administers Trinity’s Writing Foundational Requirement, provides support services and special programs for students, faculty and the community as well as assesses and promotes writing at Trinity College. The Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric also houses the Writing Center where tutors help students perfect their writing skills. The Writing Center is staffed by peer tutors who participate in a 30-year-old Writing Associates Program.


The Writing Center

The writing center provides help with all kinds of writing, from the first critiques assigned in first-year seminars to senior theses and admissions essays for graduate and professional schools.


Rhetoric, Writing, and Media Studies Minor

The minor offer students the opportunity to develop expertise in writing for academic, professional, community, and personal purposes.

Supporting Trinity’s International Students

To help ease the transition to living and studying on an American campus, a pilot program introduced in fall 2019 in Trinity’s Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric connects first-year international students with mentors who provide academic and social support.


Writing Center

115 Vernon St
Hartford, CT 06106

Sunday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday - Thursday 3:00pm - 10:00pm