Meetings and Events
The Women's Advisory Board's general meetings coincide with Duquesne University's fall and spring terms. Meetings are normally held on the third Monday of September through May. Though the majority of our meetings are held in the morning, there is the occasional evening meeting in order to accommodate our members who work full time.
In March, the WAB sponsors a music scholarship competition for Duquesne Music students in their junior year at the University. That date is announced by the Music Department. We plan our March general meeting to coincide with this event. Each December, Duquesne University President Dr. Charles Dougherty hosts a holiday luncheon for our members.
Our annual fundraiser takes place in the Power Ballroom in the Fall. It will contribute fundraising profits to the undergraduate music competition, and the School of Natural and Environmental Science & the School of Education.
Dues are $100 annually for active members and $50 for sustaining members. Dues notices are sent in January of each year.
The names of all new applicants will be presented to the Board before a letter of invitation and an application is sent to the candidate.
- When recruiting new members, it has been deemed helpful, but not necessary, that the applicants have a special connection to Duquesne University.
- In order to meet other members of the Women's Advisory Board, once an applicant has been approved as a prospective member, she will be invited to a monthly social prior to attending a regularly scheduled business meeting.
- Once a new applicant has been approved for membership, a letter of acceptance will be sent to her by the Membership Chairman within one week of that approval.
Since the Women's Advisory Board is a fundraising organization whose purpose is to generate funds for students, all current, new, and prospective members should realize there is a financial obligation to being a part of the Board along with the membership fee.
Some of those yearly financial obligations might be:
- Buying a minimum of two tickets to the Power Ball
- Selling raffle tickets
- Donating items for auction
- Contributing food and beverages to meetings
- Volunteering one's time and effort