About Us

The QSC is one of nine diversity commissions under the ASUW, our student government here on campus. We’re a student-run organization that aims to empower the queer and trans community at the university. Our mission is to…

  • Support, educate, and cultivate an accountable and inclusive environment
  • Advocate for a queer and trans-affirming atmosphere at the UW
  • Provide non-heteronormative, anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-sexist, and sex-positive programs
  • Promote solidarity within the community, recognizing our intersectional identities
  • Decolonize conceptions of queer identity

Some of the events, programs, and services we’ve done and continue to do include…

  • Host our annual Drag Competition in the spring
  • Stage the QSC Ball, our queer prom in the winter
  • Fought for the implementation of an inclusive name system within UW’s IT system
  • Run a panel on the nuances and lived experiences of bisexuality and pansexuality
  • Foster a close connection and relationship with the Q Center
  • Facilitate a community vigil for Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Sponsor legislation in the ASUW Student Senate
  • Help bring guest speakers like Laverne Cox and Laura Jane Grace to campus
  • Work closely with the other members of the ASUW Joint Commissions Committee
  • Host community movie nights
  • Advocate at spaces like the Student Advisory Board and the Student Safety Advisory Board
  • Connect students to proper resources

…and many more to come!