Gays, Lesbians and Allies at Darden

PAD Club Events

PAD organizes social and educational events throughout the year, organizes diversity recruiting panels, partnering with the Darden community, other clubs (such as GWIB/DMA/DJSA/DCF and marketing clubs) and LGBTQ groups of the Law School, Medical School, and other UVA graduate programs.

Each February, PAD organizes a community-wide event called Love is Love.  Both LGBTQ students and allies wear t-shirts with messages that promote LGBTQ equality, and various events are held throughout the day/week. For a listing of the activities for the February 2013 events, please see the Love is Love page.

PAD sends student members to the yearly Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA Conference— a weekend-long event focused on providing networking opportunities for LGBTQ MBA students. The 2013 conference will be held in New Orleans from October 17-19.

PAD officers also attend Reaching Out's Student Leadership Summit, where LGBTQ MBA student club leaders share ideas and best practices on visibility, outreach and awareness.

Events for Prospective Students:

  • Darden takes part in the MBA Admissions Fair at the Reaching Out MBA Conference
  • PAD members are working with the Admissions Office to create additional LGBTQ-focused Admissions events.
    • PAD held LGBTQ-specific recruiting events in New York and Washington DC during Fall 2012
    • PAD's faculty advisor and other Admissions officers participate in Inside the MBA's LGBTQ admissions panels in New York, San Francisco and Boston
    • PAD student members host Coffee Chats in cities across the U.S.
    • *Prospective Students are welcome to turn to the VP of Admissions using the Board Members page with any question.

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