Wharton Stories: Diversity

In the wake of the SCOTUS ruling on Affirmative Action, Xavier Shankle, W’24, told the White House they needed to do something, and they did.

The Advocate: An Undergrad Fosters Educational Equity

The student club Wharton Women seeks to foster a community of support and collaboration and create a comfortable space for female-identifying students.

Wharton Women: “Girls Supporting Girls”

Founded in 1975, Black Wharton Undergraduate Association is an undergraduate student club at Wharton with more than 150 active members from all four class years and Penn’s four undergraduate schools.

Black Wharton: Empowering Excellence at Penn

“We do a really good job at making Wharton Latino feel like home; for everyone, Wharton or not, Latino or not…[the club] is about finding a new home that cares about you and your growth.” – Leah Mizrachi, W’24, President of Wharton Latino

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Wharton’s Latinx Community Comes Together

“I met a lot of wonderful people, and the exercises in which we’ve engaged really broadened my perspective, even within my own Asian community. We share experiences…and recognize each other on our respective journeys.” – Winni Zhang, W’23

At Wharton, Three Students of Asian Heritage Found An Abundance of Community

“I’ve gotten involved in two healthcare startups, and have really come to appreciate the lessons you learn at such an early stage of a business. I’ve also taken entrepreneurship courses, and even got involved with Venture Lab, two things I never saw myself doing.” – Sahiba Baveja, W’23

A Senior Reflects on Her Wharton and Penn Experience

“Natives at Penn is a very genuine and welcoming community. It is a small, tight knit group; and there, I felt comfortable enough to be vulnerable.” – Lauren McDonald

Two Native American Undergraduates Thrive at Wharton and in Business Education

The 1Gen Club was founded by two friends who wanted to grow community, allyship, advocacy, and mentorship opportunities for first-gen, limited-income students at Wharton.

Building a Community for First-Generation, Low-Income Students

“In recent years, our students have challenged us to do more to prepare them for the new realities of leadership, which involve creating and sustaining diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations.” – Stephanie Creary, Associate Professor of Management

Wharton Welcomes Two New Majors and Concentrations: DEI and ESGB

Undergraduate teams across the country were challenged to review the Biden administration’s pledge to clean up coal mine pollution, involving Indigenous land, sustainability, and climate.

Wharton Hosts the 2022 Diversity Case Competition