Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center (ARC) - George Fox University

The Academic Resource Center (ARC), housed in the basement of the Murdock Learning Resource Center (the library), consists of three primary branches: Writing Services, Academic Coaching, and Tutoring Services.

During the academic year, the ARC is open from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday.

Scheduling an Appointment

NEW: Students can go to, log in with their George Fox username and password, and look for available appointment times. Please contact Rick Muthiah ( if you encounter problems with the online scheduling process.

You can also schedule an appointment by emailing appointment requests to, calling 503-554-2327, or stopping by the ARC.

  • Consultants provide Writing Services by giving guidance and feedback to students engaged in the writing process. ARC consultants are students from various majors who have strong writing skills in their disciplines. Online resources are also available: EditingWriting an essay, Documenting sources.
  • Academic Coaching consists of one or more meetings with an ARC consultant to discuss strategies for success. Everyone can benefit from sharpening skills in areas that support learning. Individual advising might include topics such as reading strategies, note-taking skills, preparation for exams, and time management.
  • Students desiring Tutoring Services for specific courses should first go to labs on campus that offer discipline-specific tutoring (e.g., math or languages). If such services do not exist, students can check to see if an ARC consultant has experience with the course or discipline. An appointment can then be made with the ARC consultant.

ARC Workshops

The ARC sponsors a series of presentations and workshops each term. Go to the ARC Workshops page for more information.

More Information

Contact Rick Muthiah, Associate Director of Learning Support Services, at 503-554-2314 or with questions or comments.

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