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Speaking, Arguing, and Writing Program

The Speaking, Arguing, and Writing (SAW) Program's mission is to empower leaders who think critically and creatively and who write and speak persuasively.

We believe that developing speaking, arguing, and writing skills is a social process. To foster a community of learners among the student body, we hire, educate, and place students as SAW Peer Mentors to partner with faculty in courses across the disciplines and to staff the SAW Center in the Mediated Educational Work Space (MEWS).

Critical, creative, and persuasive leaders possess diverse backgrounds, views, and voices. SAW affirms the value of and place for all people and all languages in the college.

The SAW Program is one of the core programs of the Weissman Center for Leadership and is guided by an advisory committee.