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.
Location: HUB 315 (3rd floor of the HUB)
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 10 AM – 6 PM
Tues, Fri : 10 AM – 4 PM
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.
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.
Rainbow Grads is an RSO for LGBTQ students at the graduate and professional level. Rainbow Grads provides a great social network and various opportunities for the LGBTQ graduate community as its students continue on in their higher education courses and professional lives.
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.
Mon to Fri : 9AM – 3PM
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.
Mon to Fri: 9 AM – 5 PM
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.
Mon to Fri: 8 AM to 5 PM
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.
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.
Mon to Fri (except Tues): 8 AM – 5 PM
Tues: 9:30 AM – 5 PM
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.
Mon to Fri (except Tues): 8 AM – 5 PM
Tues: 9 AM – 5 PM
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!
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.