Q Center

Welcome to the Q Center!

Here at the Q Center, we facilitate and enhance a brave, affirming, liberatory, and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientations, identities, and expressions. Come check out our space on the third floor of the Husky Union Building, Room 315, where you can come hang out, do work, and make friends in a welcoming and safe space!


Front Desk

When you enter the Q Center direct your attention to the right and you will find our main staff desk. Q Staff sitting at this desk are ready to help you with whatever question or concern you might have. You can also visit the desk to schedule meetings with staff members and check out books from our library. You’re welcome to come by and chat with us about whatever you want.

We try to do our best to make the Q Center an open, welcoming space for everyone. If the person at the front desk isn’t able to help you, they can refer you to someone who may. Finally, don’t worry about signing in or anything like that – you can also just come by and look/hang around and we won’t bother you.


Resource Table

Upon entering the Q Center, you will find a table filled with resources and flyers. Please take any pamphlets or information that you would like. If we don’t have the resources you are looking for, just ask one of our staff members and we can hopefully direct you to the resources or information that you require. If you are affiliated with a community or campus resource, please feel free to drop off informational materials.

Below the resource table, we have our lost and found as well as donated gender-wear.

This area is also home to the safer sex box, offering additional resources including condoms and dental dams. Please feel free to come in and grab a condom (or two or five…). Just wear it.


Main Space

In our main space, we have a couple of couches where you’re welcome to come hang out, nap, eat lunch, read, or study. There are games, video games, phone chargers, and stim toys available for anyone to use.

Also, if you’re part of a student group looking for meeting space, the Q Center main space is available for reservations – contact us if you’re interested.


Lending Library

Enter the Q Center, go to the left, and find our fabulous Lending Library–a collection of over 900 books, films, magazines, and other media. The library is made up of materials relating to LGBTQ topics and characters, both fictional and non-fictional. You can drop by to peruse through the collection, hangout and read for a bit, or, if you prefer, you can check out the items for two weeks at a time (renewals available). To check something out, talk to a staff member at the front desk.

We also have two Windows PCs and two Macs with Microsoft Word and Excel available for you to check your e-mail, go on Facebook, work on assignments, or whatever. Feel free to come in and use them for anything you need. If you’re in a bind and you need to print something out, we have a printer available, though please try to be respectful of our limited resources.


Professional Staff Office

The pro-staff office is a space for work, meetings, and coachings. When open, hosts meetings with the staff and weekly Career Center drop-ins.


Discourse Lounge

The Q Center discourse lounge is located right off the main space. It is often available as a quiet place to study, relax or talk. If you need a safe space to have a private conversation, let one of the Q Center staff know and this room can be made available for you. Additionally, the lounge is available for student groups who would like to use it for meetings or events – if you’re interested, please let us know.


Kitchenette

In the back right corner of the living room you will find our kitchenette. We have a small refrigerator, a microwave, a Keurig, a water heater, utensils, and a community-stocked pantry, all of which are free to use for students. Feel free to use the supplies as you need to, but please clean up after any messes and throw away trash and leftovers as appropriate.


Bathrooms

Down the hall from the Q Center, right next to HUB room 337, there are gender-neutral bathrooms!