The second floor of the Firetruck House is lovingly known as QSpot. This is a warm and welcoming space for the extremely diverse population of students celebrating, questioning, investigating and struggling with sexual orientation and/or gender identity. QSpot is a great place to relax, study, check email, browse books and magazines, watch films or converse with queer and allied students. The space is open to all Stanford students and offers:
- a computer cluster
- complimentary printing
- a library
- magazines, academic journals and arts publications
- a study, meeting and events space with a media center
- dry erase boards for creative brainstorming
QSpot is open Monday through Friday from noon–5 pm while school is in session. Current Stanford students , request your own door code to access the space 24/7. Space reservations by Stanford student groups can also be requested by filling out the QSpot Reservation Form.
This space is one of the oldest campus LGBT centers in the country; there has been an LGBT presence in Stanford’s Firetruck House since the formation of the Gay People’s Union (GPU) in 1971. The intervening decades have seen a dynamic unfolding of student-initiated, student-created, student-implemented campaigns, programs, activities and projects, linked to evolving conceptions of sexual orientation and gender identity and to larger societal struggles for rights and acceptance.
For directions to QSpot, click to open a PDF map here: