Services

The Qube offers a number of services and support for students, faculty, and staff across campus and members of the greater Menomonie community. Here is a sampling of them.

Safe Space Trainings

Launched in 2001, UW-Stout’s Safe Space Program is an Ally training designed to help students, faculty and staff of any sexual orientation or gender identity/expression better support and advocate for LGBTQIA+ individuals. The training is facilitated by the LGBTQIA+ Program Coordinator and includes a student panel whose members share stories of their experiences as LGBTQIA+ and allied people and answer participants’ questions. The training is designed to help participants learn how to identify and combat homophobia and heterosexism on campus and better familiarize them with the LGBTQIA+ community. Learn more about Safe Space Trainings at The Qube.

Queer Lending Library

The Qube Library offers a vast collection of books, both fiction and non-fiction, to meet a wide variety of needs. Learning about an identity you're less familiar with or just wanting to read a story with a specific representation? We've got you covered. Learn more about our Queer Lending Library.

Support Groups

The Qube offers several support and discussion groups meeting a wide variety of needs for several different populations on a weekly and/or bi-weekly basis. All groups are drop-in/drop-out with no prior need for registering or signing up, and you may join or leave as you please. All groups are also confidential and feature competent facilitators who can ensure support and guide meaningful discussion and conversation. Check out our support groups.

Transformation Station

We know that not all students are able to afford clothing, and transgender students especially may find purchasing new clothes to be a daunting experience. We have a free clothing closet, the Transformation Station, located in The Qube. Please feel free to ask our staff for assistance if you need it, and note that there are single-stall all gender restrooms located immediately outside of The Qube if you would like a space to try anything on.

Inclusive Forms Initiative

Inclusive forms and survey instruments are a win-win proposition at UW-Stout, ensuring that departments, offices and organizations don't inadvertently limit the information received, while contributing to the welcoming and inclusive campus environment we all value. Contact the LGBTQIA+ Program Office for a quick, easy, and free assessment of your forms/instruments, complete with suggestions for simple revisions that will enhance their effectiveness and inclusivity!

Feminist Pharmacy

The Qube is proud to offer a Feminist Pharmacy with donated personal hygiene items available to guests for free. Items include tampons, condoms, shaving products, and more. We also accept donations of items from individuals and organizations.

Guest Speakers

The Qube has staff available to speak to your class, school group, event, or organization. Please fill out our Speaking Request Form or contact us if you are interested in having a speaker to address LGBTQIA+ issues.