Welcome to a New School Year Everyone!
I hope you’ve all had a good summer! May this quarter bring you good grades and at least 8 hours of sleep every night.
The Queer Student Commission is one of nine diversity commissions under the ASUW. We bring queer-focused programs, events, and services throughout the year. My name is Josh, and I’m super grateful to be this year’s QSC director! Stop by my office at HUB 131P whenever you can.
The QSC aims to bring equity, representation, and justice for queer students here at the UW. Some of the events we’re planning this year include a drag competition, a discussion group for queer and disabled students, a food and supplies drive for LGBTQIA youth, a queer organization fair, and a lot more!
But for now, here are the events you can expect to see us at during Dawg Daze. Feel free to come by and bring your friends too!
First, stop by one of the Q Center’s Open House & Info Sessions! Come and learn about the Q Center, the staff, what they do, and all the resources and services they offer. The QSC will be present as well, and will be a giving similar rundown of who we are and what we’re planning for the year. It’ll take place on the 26th and 27th, with two sessions running on both dates from 11 am to 12 pm and 2 to 3 pm. At the end of the later sessions, they’ll be games and mingling from 3 to 5 PM.
Second, catch us at the ASUW Open House! From the QSC to the Student Senate to the Women’s Action Commission, all of our offices will be open and our staff on hand for anyone interested in learning about (and getting involved) with our student government. It’s happening on the 26th from 3 to 5 pm, in HUB 121 and 131.
And at the end of the week, definitely make time to visit us while we table and give out free condoms at the Welcome Luncheon, as hosted by the Q Center. There will be free lunch, an awesome keynote speech from Nikkita Oliver, a photo booth, and a bunch of on-campus and off-campus organizations doing tabling and outreach. The Intellectual House will be hosting the Welcome Luncheon on the 29th from 11:30 am to 1 pm.
Looking for an Internship Opportunity?
Interested in queer activism on campus? Want to get involved in community building, planning events, and holding our system accountable? The QSC is looking for a few interns this year! I’m reaching out to students interested in event programming, social media/outreach, and a student passionate about legislation to attend the Student Senate with me. If you’re interested, let me know! I’ll be sending out an application form via email very shortly.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me. So excited to start this year off with everyone! See you all around.