GROC: Graduate Students & Researchers of Color


Spring 2021

Designed for graduate students and researchers of color to support their manuscript and proposal writing as we build a community of writers at CSU. Writing is easier when done among a community.


write. early. often. better. together.


This suite of offerings includes: 2 workshops, 2 retreats, weekly group-writing sessions, and an end-of-semester celebration of writing accomplished. All events will be held remotely on either MSTeams or Zoom.



Students who complete 90% of offerings will receive a certificate.


JAN 27, 3-4:30pm INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP: Meet GROC writers. Plan your semester’s writing & learn strategies to build writing momentum.

JAN-MAY: WEEKLY GROUPS (times to be determined by GROC community–what works for you?!): Weekly GROC community writing sessions and accountability check-ins.

FEB 5-6 WRITING RETREAT #1 (FRI 3-5pm, SAT 9am-4pm): Start and make progress on your writing. Put your strategies into practice as you write among GROC colleagues (remotely on Zoom).

MAR 5-6 WRITING RETREAT #2 (FRI 3-5pm, SAT 9am-4pm): A mid-semester retreat to revitalize and to focus on your writing as we move into the latter-half of the semester.

APR 6, 3-4:30pm WRITE TO PUBLISH WORKSHOP: Strategies for approaching publishers and polishing your manuscript.

MAY 7, 4-5:30pm CELEBRATION OF WRITING: Share your semester’s writing and accomplishments at our end-of-semester GROC happy-hour gathering!