At the beginning of every academic year, Out4Biz invites all current LGBTQ+ MBA students on a weekend retreat to Rehoboth Beach, DE. This weekend is meant to bring 1st and 2nd year students together to foster inter-class engagement and is a great chance for the new 1st year class to bond at the onset of their MBA experience.
Every year, since 1999, LGBTQ+ MBA students have been learning, networking, and pursuing their recruiting goals at the Reaching Out MBA Conference. The conference is held in October and brings LGBTQ+ MBA students and professionals together to empower these students to become tomorrow’s leaders in the fight for equality in the workplace. Many Wharton students will be attending the 2015 conference in Chicago.
To commemorate National Coming Out Day and in celebration of our LGBTQ+ Prospective Students, Out4Biz organizes the annual Rainbow Pub each year in October. This is one of the most anticipated Pub's of the year, with drag performances by some of Wharton's favorite professors and administrators. Rainbow Pub brings together the entire student body to show that Wharton is a welcoming and accepting place of all people, including the LGBTQ+ community.
Other Social Events
Throughout the year, Out4Biz organizes a number of social events and parties for our club members as well as the school. On a school-wide basis, we plan the annual White Party in the fall as well as the world-renowned Wharton 54 party in the spring. These parties, while not LGBTQ+ specific, are hosted by Out4Biz and are intended to be fun and to promote an environment of acceptance for Wharton’s LGBTQ+ students. In addition, past social events for our membership have included happy hours, a holiday party, a weekend ski/snowboard trip in the Poconos, student dinners, and other informal gatherings with classmates.
If you have any questions regarding Out4Biz’s social events or if you would like to sponsor an event, please use the contact us form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.