Mission: The West Point Writing Program (WPWP) supports cadets, faculty, and staff in every discipline and department as they study writing and communication. By ensuring continuity and cohesion across the curriculum, the Program ensures that all graduates are thoughtful, clear, and effective communicators prepared to answer the various demands of their professional environments and succeed as Army officers. 

About & FAQ

Find answers to our most-asked questions and access the Guide for Course Directors and Faculty and Guide for Cadets

Information about the two major subcomponents of the Writing Program can be found on the Writing Fellows Program page and the Mounger Writing Center page. 


For support with WPWP-linked courses, check out our Guide for Faculty or contact your departmental WPWP Executive Committee (EXCOM) representative or WPWP faculty. 

Faculty from ten departments and the Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic comprise the EXCOM and serve as the primary liaisons between WPWP faculty and academic departments. 

Program History

Endorsed unanimously by the Academic Board and enacted by Superintendent LTG Robert L. Caslen Jr. in May 2016, the Writing Program is an Academy-level initiative that was approved in concept in November 2014 as a key component of West Point's new curriculum. 

Read our Program History here.