Queer Students of Color Conference

What is QSOCC?

QSOCC is the Queer Students of Color Conference. We created and began hosting QSOCC in 2011 as a free and low cost multi day conference that centers the work and experiences of Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color. Workshops, keynotes speakers, caucus spaces, community meals, and more, make this event special, and the students and community attendees make it great. Find out information about past conferences, the upcoming QSOCC, and how to get involved below.

View the 2016 Conference Highlights Video | View the 2017 Conference Highlights Video


QSOCC 2021

Join Queer and Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color from across the country for PSU's 10th Annual Queer Students of Color Conference this May 28th-30th, 2021. This year's conference will be entirely virtual with keynote speakers, workshops, community building, and more. PSU Students who register for QSOCC will be entered into a raffle to win one of six $50 prizes. Raffles will take place after the conference. 

a brown backround with images of Aria Sa'id, Miss Major Griffin Gracey, and Dominique Morgan

Submit a Workshop

We invite students and community members to join the 2021 Queer Students of Color Conference in hosting a virtual workshop. QSOCC holds several breakout sessions throughout the conference with many opportunities for workshop hosting. Submit up to 5 workshops as a group, or as an individual. Proposals are due April 23, 2021 at 5 pm PST. Please reach out to qsoc@pdx.edu with questions or for support. All selected workshops will be entered in a raffle to win one of six $50 prizes. 

QSOCC workshop deadline extended to 4/23

QSOCC 2020

The Queer Students of Color Conference went virtual 2020! The "QSOCC 9.5 Virtual Experience" took place on Friday, April 24th 2020 with live workshops, discussion rooms to build community, and a live performance. 

View the 2020 Virtual Experience


QSOCC 2019

Thanks to everyone for coming and supporting us at QSOCC 2019! Last year's theme was Divided No More: Bridging Communities From The Inside Out

View the 2019 Theme | View the 2019 Program | View the 2019 Photo Album


Year-Round QTSoC Programming

The QRC offers activities and events throughout the quarter to connect, build community, and be active in issues that are impacting our community. Follow us on Facebook to find out our latest events and activities! Please contact qsoc@pdx.edu to get involved in planning year round programming.