Writing Center at Rocky Vista University

| Writing Center


The Rocky Vista University Writing Center assists writers in the development of effective written communication, assignments, and professional documents, offering guidance from start to finish—from brainstorming and outlining to revising and editing. Through audience- and genre-centered instruction, specific feedback, and access to resources, the RVU Writing supports faculty and students alike.


The RVU Writing Center employs collaborative discussion and writing instruction to guide writers through all stages of the writing process and to equip writers from all backgrounds with the agency and writing skills necessary to enhance their careers and lives.


  • Writing as a means to communicate, advocate, and understand ourselves and the world.
  • The autonomy that comes from education and empowerment of students.
  • Collaboration with students and faculty to improve writers, not simply writing.
  • Respect for students, faculty, and the writing process, which develops through practice and commitment.
  • Diverse ideas and the impact of individual life experiences on one’s perspective.
  • Dedication to achieving excellence in all aspects of writing.


  • Facilitating achievement of competencies related to attitudes, skills, knowledge, and behavior
  • Leading the way in osteopathic medicine curriculum in writing incorporation and assessment

Meet the Writing Center Staff

Alexis Marosi Horst, MA
Writing Center Manager

Alexis grew up in Michigan before moving to California and completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in English at San Diego State University. In 2009, she moved to Colorado and earned her Master of Arts degree in Literature at CU Denver. While at CU, Alexis began working at the writing center at the Anschutz Medical Campus where she discovered her love for working with health science students. She joined RVU in 2016 and seeks to help students gain familiarity and confidence with the writing process. Outside of writing centers, she enjoys camping, paddle boarding, and hiking.

Hope Ruskaup, MFA
Writing Center Coordinator

Hope completed her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at the University of Colorado Boulder where her focus was namely on globalization studies. During this time, she also served as the Editor in Chief for the University of Colorado Honors Journal whose principal goal was interdisciplinarity. Hope went on to earn her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Montana where she continued to work in publishing while serving as an editor for the university's literary journal, Cutbank. Hope remains an avid reader and is familiar with many modes and styles of writing. 

Schedule an Appointment Below

The Writing Center offers two versions of writing support: Asynchronous, email-only feedback + real time, synchronous meetings.

For asynchronous, emailed feedback, students can schedule timeslots for their writing to be reviewed on the email-only feedback schedule. We ask that students allow four business days for emailed feedback.

Synchronous Writing Center services are available online (virtual) or in-person on the Colorado campus, in the Frank Ritchel Ames Memorial Library, room L103. Appointments can be scheduled in either 30-minute or 60-minute increments. Students are limited to 60 minutes of WC appointments per day. Real time, virtual or in-person meetings can be scheduled on the synchronous meetings schedule.

To access your virtual synchronous appointment, login to WCOnline, navigate to your appointment, open the pop-up window, and click “Start or Join Online Consultation.”

Appointments are all in Mountain Time, regardless of where you are when you schedule the appointment. Please plan accordingly. All services are accessible and will be facilitated through WCOnline.

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