Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

We are committed to public health and to the safety and well-being of our campus and community.

Campus Updates

We will do our best to keep this page as up to date as possible, but also recognize that the COVID-19 situation and associated responses may change quickly. For the most updated information on the University of Wisconsin-Stout's pandemic response, please check out the main Pandemic Planning and Preparedness page for campus.

Qube Hours

Effective Wednesday, September 9, the Qube is open to visitors during the following hours:

Monday-Friday 9:30am-4pm

Events

The uncertainty of the pandemic and the need to socially distance has made it difficult to plan in-person events as normal. We still plan to feature a host of events virtually. To see our most current events listings, please check out our events page. We will keep the events page and each individual event description updated if any changes are necessary.

Coronavirus Updates

We are still committed to serving our LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, and the broader Stout and Menomonie community. Some of our offerings might look a little different. This page will feature the most current information about our services and operations. Some pages on our website may not reflect our current operations. Please consult this page or reach out if you have any questions.

Visiting the Qube

The Qube reopened to visitors on August 3, and we are happy to have you! Please consider the following before visiting:

  • The front study area can only hold 4 guests
  • The back lounge can only hold 3 people
  • Eating is not allowed (there are designated areas in Price Commons where guests and staff can go to eat)
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and staff or other guests
  • Do not rearrange furniture
  • Do not visit if you may have been exposed to COVID-19
  • Do not visit if you are feeling ill

If you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are feeling ill, please visit us at another time or contact us if you need anything. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Contact Us

Qube Services

Safe Space Trainings

Safe Space Training is now available online as a Canvas Course. Anyone with a uwstout.edu or my.uwstout.edu email is able to self-enroll here: https://uwsto.instructure.com/enroll/M9738W

We are offering an online course through Canvas while we continue to be socially distanced and while we have a reduced staff. Plans for Safe Space offerings in the fall beyond the online course have not been determined yet. Please contact us if your department desires a specific Safe Space Training or if you have any other questions about the program.

Transformation Station

Our Transformation Station is available to provide clothing to people who need it when the Qube is open to visitors. We recommend you wash clothes from our Transformation Station prior to wearing them.

Note: We are not accepting donations to the Transformation Station at this time. We encourage you to donate clothing items to Helping Hand on campus or another community-based resource.

Feminist Pharmacy

Our Feminist Pharmacy is available to provide personal hygiene products to people who need them when the Qube is open to visitors.

Guest Speakers

We are still open to collaborating with organizations and classes to bring a guest speaker to talk about the Qube and LGBTQIA+ issues. Past examples have included guest lectures for a Social Work class, panelists for student organization events, and dozens more. We are operating with a reduced staff, so do know that we may not be able to honor all requests. To request a guest speaker from the Qube, fill out this form.

Queer Lending Library

Our Queer Lending Library is open for checkout. Due to COVID-19, you will need to ask a staff member for assistance if you see a title you are interested in checking out. Books will be out of circulation for 3 days upon return to minimize the risk of virus being on any surfaces.

Support Groups

Our support groups are meeting virtually during the Fall semester. Each time for our support groups can be found on our events page.

Inclusive Forms Initiative

We are still committed to assisting faculty, staff, organizations, and departments in making sure forms, policies, and survey instruments are inclusive for all. If you would like to get feedback on inclusive practices, please contact us. Note that while we remain committed to offering this service, it may take longer than usual to get back to you.