The mission of the Queer Student Commission (QSC) is to first support, educate, and to provide an open-minded environment for queer UW students. In addition, it aims to provide non-heteronormative, anti-racist, non-ablist and non-sexist programming, services, and atmospheres. The commission aims to create an anti-oppressive community by funding, sponsoring and endorsing events, ideas and information that share these anti-oppressive principles, promoting community, and working to increase acceptance of queer students. The QSC also values the development of leadership skills among its members by encouraging them to be involved with commission activities and operations. Furthermore, the QSC commits itself to being more powerful and effective by maintaining strong relationships with other ASUW Commissions, student groups, community groups and UW faculty and the Student Activities Office (SAO) staff.