The Queer Studies House (QSH—pronounced kwish) is an academic interest house with the mission of promoting the academic pursuit of queer studies and creating a safe space for students of all sexual and gender identities. Established in the spring of 2008 (learn more about QSH’s history), the house is three years old, and it is our belief that it is becoming a central institution at Middlebury.
QSH is a living space dedicated to the principle that the study of sexuality and gender identity is integral to the radical challenging of hierarchies of oppression and a necessary portion of a complete academic, social, and residential college experience. All rooms in the house are non-gendered singles. The first floor has two singles with a connecting bathroom, in addition to the living room, a fireplace, a kitchen, and our library. The second floor has three singles and a bathroom. (Click here to see the floor plan of the house.)
QSH plays host to social and academic teas, parties, workshops, and film screenings, and residents are involved in numerous queer-related activities and long-term projects on campus. QSH is located behind Proctor Dining Hall to the left of the Chellis House.