Queer Student Commission

On-Campus Resources

Q Center

The Q Center is a community space and advocacy network that centers the queer and trans experience at the UW. A physical space that supports student groups, the Q Center also runs regular programs such as the weekly Gender Discussion Group, a library of queer books and resources to check out, and Safer Zone training. The Q Center also hosts annual events, including the Welcome Luncheon, Lavish, and the Lavender Graduation.

Website: http://depts.washington.edu/qcenter/wordpress/
Location: HUB 315 (3rd floor of the HUB)

Queer People of Color Alliance

The Queer People of Color Alliance (QPOCA) is a weekly RSO that provides a welcoming space for queer and trans people of color on campus. QPOCA is a place to unwind, to meet friends in the community, and to celebrate the lived experiences of QTPOC.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/qpoca/
Meeting Time: Fridays @ the Ethnic Cultural Center


oSTEM is a RSO that fosters a communal space for LGBTQ students involved in STEM. By providing networking opportunities, career-building services, and social meetups, oSTEM strives to show the diversity of LGBTQ minds within the technical, mathematical, engineering, and scientific fields.

Website: https://students.washington.edu/ostemuw/

D Center

The D Center is UW’s Disabled and D/deaf cultural center, located in MGH 022. Students are welcome to hang out and gather in the space. Throughout the year, the D Center host many events and workshops featuring issues and topics of disability and activism. The space provides low lights and is scent free.

Website: http://depts.washington.edu/dcenter/wordpress

Women’s Center

The Women’s Center aims to create a more inclusive and compassionate society by promoting gender equity and social justice through educational programs and services that allow all participants to succeed in life. The center can be visited in Cunningham Hall, which is close by Parrington Hall and Odegaard Library.

Website: http://depts.washington.edu/womenctr/

Ethnic Cultural Center

The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) aims to engage the UW’s diverse student body by providing many opportunities for academic and extracurricular success. The space holds many events, services, and affiliated RSO meetings that help spotlight the many cultural communities at the UW. The building can be found at 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE.

Website: http://depts.washington.edu/ecc/

wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House

wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House is a longhouse-style facility on the UW Seattle campus. It provides a multi-service learning and gathering space for American Indian and Alaska Native students, faculty and staff, as well as others from various cultures and communities to come together in a welcoming environment to share knowledge.

Website: http://www.washington.edu/diversity/tribal-relations/intellectual-house/

Counseling Center 

The Counseling Center offers free counseling at the UW. The Counseling  Center  strives to provide a safe and accommodating service to students seeking consultation about school, work, family, friends, and personal issues.The Counseling Center is located on the fourth floor of Schmitz Hall.

Website: https://www.washington.edu/counseling/

Hall Health Center 

Hall Health is an outpatient clinic that offers healthcare to the greater UW community — including students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Hall Health offers services ranging from its primary care clinic, to STD testing, to its mental health clinic, to immunization services, and to its pharmacy, among several others. Hall Health is located at 4060 E Stevens Way NE.

Website: http://depts.washington.edu/hhpccweb/

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

The Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) department at the UW is an interdisciplinary academic field that offers classes on the study/history/meaning of gender and sexual identity. The GWSS department presents its classes through an intersectional, multicultural, and international lens. Make sure to look into the multitude of classes offered by GWSS while you spend your time here at the university!

Website: https://gwss.washington.edu/
Courses: https://gwss.washington.edu/courses


Q-munity is a social club aimed at creating a community for queer people at the University of Washington. This club was started by Ruby Lunde and Aman Agarwal in 2019 in order to create a tight-knit community of queer people. In Q-munity, we hang out, make friends, and talk about almost everything. Our meetings are for everyone and the goal of this club is to create a space for queer people to get to know other queer people and be themselves. Meetings are often chaotic but fun, with a wide range of activities and topics. We always welcome new members with open arms, so don’t worry if you’ve missed a few meetings.

Website: https://q-munity.wixsite.com/q-munity/about-1

Gal Palz

Gal Palz is a social group, with the goal of forming a greater sense of community amongst the queer women, non-binary, and trans students of UW. We engage in both education and recreation, with a focus on inclusivity and community building.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/galpalzuw/

Delta Lambda Phi

Delta Lambda Phi is a fraternity at the UW for gay, bisexual, and progressive men. We rush twice a year – fall and spring quarters; we have open events throughout the year.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uwdlp/

Joint Commissions Committee 

The Joint Commissions Committee (JCC) is a collaborative committee that consists of different ASUW entities, including:

  • American Indian Student Commission
  • Asian Student Commission
  • Black Student Commission
  • La Raza Student Commission
  • Middle Eastern Student Commission
  • Pacific Islander Student Commission
  • Queer Student Commission
  • Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists
  • Student Disability Commission
  • Student Health Consortium
  • Womxn’s Action Commission
  • Student Advisory Board for the VP of Minority Affairs and Diversity
  • ASUW Director of Diversity Efforts, committee chair

We come together every week to discuss our entities’ current agendas, our communities, and our plans to collaborate together. If you have any questions, please by all means contact any of us! We’re all here for you.