Vice Dean’s MBA Program Diversity & Inclusion Fund

This Fund supports student-led programs that further knowledge around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Wharton, in a business environment and in the world at large.


A minimum of two official WGA clubs must work together on the program requesting funding. All activities must be compliant with University and local COVID guidelines and requirements. The program must be open to all MBA students.

Funding: The Fund will support up to 50% of the cost of a program with a maximum gift of $500. We will not fund programs where food and drink are the main focus of the program and we will not fund alcohol.

Timing: Funding will only be given to programs that have not occurred at the time of funding notification.

Programs receiving funding will be required to acknowledge the Fund’s support in their promotional material.



The Committee of students and administrators meets several times during both the Fall and Spring semesters to review applications. We will notify you of a decision within one week of the application deadline (below). This is not a rolling application review process; applications will be reviewed only within one week after a deadline.

2021 – 2022 Application Deadlines

  • Sunday, September 26
  • Sunday, October 17
  • Sunday, November 14
  • Sunday, December 5
  • Sunday, January 30
  • Sunday, February 20
  • Sunday, March 20
  • Sunday, April 3

Access the full details and application here



Andrea Madu, WGA VP of Diversity,

Bonita Chen, WGA VP of International,

Kristen Auch, MBA Office of Student Life,

Sue Kauffman DePuyt, MBA Office of the Vice Dean,