LGBT MBA Club Affiliates

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Affiliates of ROMBA is a free club membership program for LGBTQ MBA on-campus clubs. 

This program was requested by the LGBTQ club leaders. Our goal with LGBTQ Club Affiliates of ROMBA is to better serve LGBTQ-focused programming, better connect LGBTQ MBA club leaders, and better promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer clubs to prospective MBAs.  

Through the Affiliate of ROMBA program, LGBTQ clubs & their members have easier registration access for the annual ROMBA Conference, are able to join monthly club calls, attend the annual LGBTQ MBA Club Leadership Summit, access resources through the Club Toolkit, and receive monthly updates on club news. Simply put, it creates stronger connections between clubs, Reaching Out and the LGBTQ MBA community.

LGBTQ MBA clubs can join now simply by (1) sending an e-mail stating your club's interest and (2) including your 2017-2018 club leaders’ names and contacts.

Have questions? Email us or read through the Affiliates of ROMBA FAQs.  


Which Schools & Clubs Participate in the Program?

  • Arizona State University, Carey School of Business
  • Arizona State University, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Babson College, Olin School of Business
  • Baruch College, City University of New York
  • Boston College, Carroll School of Management
  • Boston University, Questrom School of Management
  • Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business
  • Columbia Business School
  • Cornell University, Johnson School of Management
  • Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth)
  • DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
  • Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
  • Emory University, Goizueta Business School
  • ESADE Business School
  • George Washington University School of Business
  • Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller School of Business
  • Harvard Business School
  • HEC Paris
  • IE Business School, IE University
  • Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
  • Johns Hopkins University, Carey School of Business
  • London Business School
  • McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management
  • MIT, Sloan School of Management
  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management (Evening and Weekend)
  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
  • NYU, Stern School of Business
  • Pennsylvania State University, Smeal School of Business
  • Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management
  • Purdue University, Krannert School of Management
  • Rice University, Jones School of Business
  • Rutgers University, Rutgers Business School
  • San Francisco State University, Graduate Business Programs
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business
  • Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
  • University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Business
  • University of California, Irvine, Merage School of Business
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, San Diego, Rady School of Management
  • University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
  • University of Chicago, Booth School of Business (part time)
  • University of Maryland, Smith School of Business
  • University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management
  • University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
  • University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
  • University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business
  • University of Rochester, Simon Business School
  • University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business
  • University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
  • University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
  • University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
  • University of Utah, Eccles School of Business
  • University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
  • University of Washington, Foster School of Business
  • University of Western Ontario, Ivey Business School
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business
  • Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management
  • Wake Forest University School of Business
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School
  • Yale School of Management

Q:  What is Affiliates of ROMBA?

"Affiliates of ROMBA" is a free membership program for LGBTQ MBA school clubs designed to give LGBTQ MBA students access to LGBTQ MBA content, including the Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA Conference, better connect LGBTQ MBA club leaders on a continual basis, and promote LGBT clubs to prospective MBAs.  

Q:  Why did Reaching Out MBA create this program?

Reaching Out MBA created this program to better communicate with LGBTQ MBA organizations on a regular basis, ensure continuity of club relationships as students transition from year-to-year, and better connect prospective lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender MBA applicants to school clubs.

Affiliates of ROMBA will also serve as a key element of how we will continue to bring you strongly-focused LGBT programming, both at the annual LGBTQ MBA Conference and at new regional events throughout the academic year.

Q:  What clubs can become affiliate of ROMBA?

Affiliates of ROMBA is open to on-campus LGBTQ clubs at graduate business schools.

Q:  What are the benefits of being part of Affiliates of ROMBA?

As a member of Affiliates of ROMBA, your school club and its members will receive numerous benefits at no cost, including the ability to:

•Register for the Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA Conference with easy-access, using a school code rather than submitting an application
•Partner with Reaching Out MBA to bring speakers, panels or other content to your campus
•3 free registrations to the ROMBA LGBTQ MBA Club Leadership Summit
•List your school club, logo and description on the Reaching Out MBA school club webpage, referenced annually by hundreds of prospective MBAs
•Access the Reaching Out LGBTQ club leader email exchange
•Access to the Reaching Out LGBTQ Club Toolkit, a collection of resources that provide information on how to grow your club, engage members, and plan impactful events
•Publicize your school club, its members and activities to prospective MBAs and other students through Reaching Out MBA's media channels, including video profiles of club leaders (see examples here)
•Receive priority information about how your club can be one of the organizing members of the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference or ROMBA School Leadership Summit

Q:  Will this impact registration for the ROMBA Conference?

Any LGBTQ MBA club that participates in Affiliates of ROMBA will receive a unique registration code that its club leadership should give to its members so they can register for the Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA Conference. If for whatever reason a school's club is not a member of Affiliates of ROMBA, they will be asked to submit a short application in order to register for the conference.

In the event that a student at a school that participates in Affiliates at ROMBA does not know who their LGBTQ club leader is, Reaching Out MBA will connect the inquiring student to their club leaders. Our hope is that this allows you to get to know your own LGBTQ student communities even more than you already do!  

Q:  Are straight allies still allowed to attend Reaching Out MBA events?

Reaching Out MBA has and will always continue to recognize the important role of active allies to the LGBTQ community.  We welcome allies who are active members of any club participating in Affiliates of ROMBA to attend our events with the hope that these individuals help us continue to advocate for the LGBTQ community.

Q:  What does it cost or what does my club have to do?

That's the best part!  There is no cost to any club to be an Affiliate of ROMBA.  However, we do ask the club leadership of any group that is an Affiliate of ROMBA to:

•Update us with your club leadership's names and contact information (very important so we can refer students to you to get your club's registration for events)
•Make sure all your club members receive access to registration codes and know about upcoming events
•Let us know how we can help promote you and your club!

Q:  Do we have to brand ourselves as ROMBA?  Does this make us a chapter of ROMBA?

There is no need to rebrand your organization!  Affiliates of ROMBA are not official chapters of ROMBA, you will only be an affiliate/partner organization to ROMBA.

Q:  If a student is not a member of a participating club or his/her school does not have an LGBTQ club, can they still attend ROMBA events?

Yes! You will still be able to register for the ROMBA Conference and other events. We will simply ask that you complete a brief application and upon approval, you will receive access to registration.