Pride 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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