SOSAS (Safe and Open Spaces at Stanford) is a student-run outreach and diversity awareness workshops for student residences, as well as classes, faculty and staff teams, and administrators. SOSAS workshops are facilitated by SOSAS coordinators on LGBT-CRC staff. Panelists are all student volunteers. Panelist training takes place at the beginning of every quarter and by appointment. Sosas seeks to foster awareness of LGBT issues in residential and academic life. SOSAS would love to run a workshop for your residence, class, or administrative group! And every year, the SOSAS team hosts the LGBT-CRC's Parents Weekend panel at the Fire Truck House.

Request a Panel...

Request a SOSAS panel in your residence or department. Fill out the request form and a SOSAS coordinator will get in touch.

Volunteer...

Share your story as LGBTQ or allied identified person with your peers across campus! SOSAS panelists have the opportunity to interact with many people from the Stanford community (such as freshmen dorms, theme houses, fraternities / sororities, Vaden and CAPS staff) through panel discussions about a range of issues relating to the LGBT community. The experience of telling your story and engaging in dialogue with members of the Stanford community can be incredibly rewarding, informative, and fun. The time commitment is very flexible: you just need to attend one of our 30 minute SOSAS Panelist Training Workshops and you will begin to receive announcements over email about upcoming panels and events. Just reply back when you are interested! Email a SOSAS coordinator to begin!