The Women's Guild of Duquesne University was founded in 1928 with the blessing of the University Chancellor, Bishop Boyle, to work with the Dean of Women in sponsoring activities. In the 1940's, the group joined with other alumni groups to help promote the Student Loan Fund. Their efforts led to an annual Pink Geranium Card Party. Proceeds went to the development of the University. The group also began honoring the mothers of the freshman students each Fall by hosting a tea.

These traditions continue today as women from all walks of life and associations with Duquesne University join together and continue to sponsor activities that benefit Duquesne University and our students. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.

Join us!

We invite you to join the Women's Guild and be a part of this great tradition. Join online today or mail in a membership form. For more information, please email Melissa Loughner, President, at or call her at (412) 396-6055. Or like us on Facebook.

Important Dates

2022-2023 Women's Guild Monthly Meetings
(12:00 p.m. via Zoom)

Thursday, September 8, 2022
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Thursday, January 12, 2023
Wednesday, February 8, 2023*
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Thursday, May 18, 2023
*Only Wednesday meeting

The Women's Guild will offer a mass for our friend and Women's Guild member, Jeanne Sidorukon, on Tuesday, November 8th at 12:00 p.m. in the University Chapel.

2022-2023 Women's Guild Monthly Masses
(12:00 p.m. the University Chapel)

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Spring Fashion Show - April 16, 2023



Cookbook Sale

Give the gift of cooking, baking and more with a Women's Guild cookbook. Filled with more than 100 tried-and-tested recipes such as Ken Gormley's Christmas Morning French Toast, Sharon Oelschlager's Coconut Macaroons or Rich and Lil Longo's Squash and Eggs - Zucca E Ova. For only $20, they make a well-priced, delicious gift. Supplies limited. Order your book today!