The mbaMission blog on Businessweek.com recently wrote a blog post highlighting the Darden Partners Association (DPA), an inclusive community for spouses, families and significant others of Darden MBA students.
The blog notes:
One alumnus told mbaMission that he chose Darden over other schools in large part because of the school’s strong support for students’ partners, declaring, ‘They are welcome everywhere.’ He made particular note of Family Day, a kind of open house for students’ partners, parents, and other visitors. The visitors attend and participate in class (a special case is used) and then enjoy a dean’s reception and barbecue. This allows partners to experience students’ daily life, meet their section mates, see their professors in action and hear the dean’s views on the role of family and community at Darden.”
The blog post also talks about the wide variety of social and outreach events that the DPA puts on throughout the year.