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Membership in the SWCA is open to directors and staff of writing centers and others interested in writing centers from public and private secondary schools, community colleges, colleges and universities, and to individuals and institutions from beyond the Southeastern region.

SWCA offers four levels of membership: Institutional, Professional, and Student, Professional, Institutional, and Institutional Partner. The Institutional Partner membership option is a new free option being offered to serve and support a more diverse SWCA membership. See below for more information.

Membership includes:

  • One-year subscription to Southern Discourse in the Center (two issues)
  • Reduced conference registration fee
  • Eligibility for scholarships and awards
  • One vote in annual elections

Membership includes:

  • One-year subscription to Southern Discourse in the Center (two issues)
  • Reduced conference registration fee
  • Eligibility for scholarships and awards
  • Eligibility to run for and serve on the Executive Board
  • One vote in annual elections
  • Optional upgrade to institutional membership (details below)
  • Optional membership extension (details below)

Membership includes:

  • One professional membership, including one vote in annual election
  • One-year subscription to Southern Discourse in the Center (two issues), including two copies of each issue
  • Eligibility for scholarships and awards for anyone from your institution
  • Eligibility to run for and serve on the Executive Board for anyone from your institution
  • Conference registration for all attendees from Institution register at the “member” rate. These registrants are not student or professional members. They are welcome to join individually.
  • Membership certificate
  • Recognition on website, including link to your web page
  • Additional promotional items
  • Optional membership extension (details below)

SWCA is committed to serving and supporting a more diverse membership. To that end, any writing center administrator who identifies as a person of color or who works at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), or Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AAPISIs) can partner with the SWCA to obtain a 3-year institutional membership at no charge.

To obtain this free membership, use the links on this page to submit your application. Once you submit your application (or if you have any questions before doing so), please contact Becky Hallman Martini, SWCA's Archivist at rebecca.hallmanmartini@uga.edu so your application can be approved in a timely manner.

Membership includes:

  • One professional membership, including one vote in annual election
  • Online subscription to Southern Discourse in the Center (two issues per year)
  • Eligibility for scholarships and awards for anyone from your institution
  • Eligibility to run for and serve on the Executive Board for anyone from your institution
  • Conference registration for all attendees from Institution register at the “member” rate. These registrants are not student or professional members. They are welcome to join individually.
  • Membership certificate
  • Recognition on website, including link to your web page
  • Additional promotional items

Options for Current Members

Membership Extension

Current members can extend membership by one or three years at any time.

Upgrade Your Professional Membership to Institutional Membership: $70.00

This option allows current Professional Members to upgrade to Institutional Membership

  • Two additional copies of Southern Discourse in the Center (two issues)
  • Reduced conference registration fee for all attendees from your institution
  • Eligibility for scholarships and awards for anyone from your institution
  • Eligibility to run for and serve on the Executive Board for anyone from your institution
  • Membership certificate
  • Recognition on website, including link to your writing center’s web page
  • Additional promotional items

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The membership cycle is October 1-September 30. Complete the form below to join now!


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