The Queer Studies House (QSH—pronounced kwish) is an academic interest house with the mission of promoting the academic pursuit of queer studies.

QSH is dedicated to the principle that the study of sexuality and gender—and their relationships to race, class, ability, and geography—is integral to the promotion of diversity and critical thinking.  Beyond being a vibrant living space for students of all gender and sexual identities, QSH seeks to foster leadership and activist skills among its residents. Some students may come to QSH with a developed academic interest in Queer Studies or developed activist skills related to queer issues and others may develop these interests and skills through their participation with QSH—regardless, our hope is that all residents will grow through the unique opportunities to learn and build community that QSH offers.

Visit the Queer Studies House website here

Application Information

To apply to live in QSH, please download the application

QSH applicants should submit a HARD COPY of the completed application to the GSFS Academic Coordinator in Chellis House (room 205). Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019. [Date change!]

The QSH Advisory Council will review applications carefully and inform applications of their decisions by Monday, February 25, 2019.

QSH was established in 2008 through the collaborative efforts of GSFS faculty and students. For more information about QSH, please visit the QSH website or contact Dr. Carly Thomsen, the QSH adviser, at