The purpose of the WGA is to be an advocate for the student voice and facilitate student endeavors, all under the auspices of improving The Wharton School.  

It is the purpose of the WGA to:

  • Contribute to the improvement and development of The Wharton School

  • Assist Wharton MBA students in reaching their academic and professional goals

  • Generate student input into policies and procedures which affect the student community

  • Represent the interests of and advocate for the Wharton MBA

  • Build and support a cohesive MBA community

  • Build connections and promote communication among current students, alumni, faculty, the administration, the University of Pennsylvania community, and leaders within business and government


Your admission to Wharton is a unique opportunity to take part in a life-changing educational and personal experience — one defined by active student engagement in all aspects. Whether it's through building a network, playing a sport, exploring a career interest, or otherwise gaining practical leadership experience, you can become a part of Wharton's rich legacy of involvement and leadership by joining the WGA.


The WGA is the caretaker of Wharton's MBA traditions and school-wide events, including Walnut Walk, Follies, Wharton 54, Cluster Cup, Dance Studio, Prom, and countless others. WGA student dues subsidize many events, making it possible for the largest number of students to participate. Members of the WGA are eligible to take part in or attend any of these events (often requiring a ticket purchase).


More than 100 student clubs shape the Wharton MBA experience across a multitude of areas. They focus on interests ranging from social (Wine Club) to cultural (WHALASA) to athletic (Wildmen Hockey) to professional (Media & Entertainment Club). The WGA enables countless opportunities for you to develop relationships and explore your interests.

Each year, club dues held through WGA also sponsor 15+ entirely student-run business conferences, from the world-famous Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Conference to Wharton Women in Business Conference. In conjunction with sponsorships and ticket sales, WGA dues fund the common infrastructure for all Wharton MBA clubs and conferences.  Your membership in the WGA entitles you to join any WGA club and attend any conference (most of which require additional membership or attendance fees).