All current MBA, EMBA, and PhD students are welcome and encouraged to join PAD. The organization is not just for members of the LGBTQ community; it is open to all members of the Darden family.

Whether a member of the LGBTQ community or a straight ally, you can maintain a level of involvement that best works for you. This means that you could simply be on the email list and attend a social function or two or become further involved by taking on a leadership role within the organization.

You can join PAD by emailing Brandon Chinn and indicating that you would like to be placed on the club’s email list.

Additionally, we keep a separate and completely confidential “BCC” list for those individuals that may be questioning their sexual orientation or prefer to not be as public about it. We recognize that coming out or questioning one’s sexual orientation is a very personal process. Please know that you have a support system in PAD. Do not hesitate to reach out to any of the PAD board members for a confidential and private conversation. We have been through this process before and understand how incredibly difficult it might be.

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