UC Berkeley Haas School of Business | Groups

Q@Haas is different from other groups at Haas. We are deeply embedded in the community—so much so, in fact, that 99% of all full-time MBA students are members!

We do a lot, from school-wide parties and educational events for Haas to professional development and hangouts just for Q-identified students and partners. Here are some examples of our programs, events, and treks.

For Haas

Days at Haas party: When Haas needs someone to host a party to showcase our community for admitted students, they come to Q. Obviously.

Coming out week: Every fall, we host a week full of programs to share our experiences with the Haas community, address major issues in the LGBTQ community, and answer questions from our allies. It all kicks off with the Coming Out Monologues, one of the highest attended events we host, where the Haas community shows up to support Q members sharing their stories. There’s also an ally panel, where our allies discuss how they can show up to support the LGBTQ community at Haas and beyond.

Pajama party: Q hosts Haas’s annual celebration at the end of the first term. There may or may not be a drag show in the middle of it.

Out 4 Business mentoring: We try to pay it forward by mentoring undergraduate business students, both in panel style and by setting up one-on-one buddies.

Drageoke: Haas’s annual drag show for first years. Q isn’t even the official host… but we help. A lot.

Movie nights: We may not all be expert connoisseurs of LGBTQ film… but we try.

For Us

Welcome happy hour: Second years miss each other and generally can’t wait to welcome new Q@Haas members, so we throw a little shindig during Week Zero.

Kickoff party: Our formal welcome. Name games included.

Oakland Pride: SF pride is mid-summer, when we’re mid-internship, but Oakland Pride doesn’t disappoint.

Folsom: Google it.

ROMBA: The Reaching Out MBA Annual Conference, i.e., the ultimate intersection of our professional and social lives. You can literally walk away with a job offer.

TaHaaSki: We rent a house every year for Haas’s annual ski trip to Lake Tahoe. We welcome friends from other houses in the neighborhood, but also enjoy some quality hot tub and mimosa time with each other.

Mixers with other programs: Berkeley Law. Berkeley Public Policy. Berkeley Queer Gads. Even Stanford GSB… we like to mix and mingle.

Recruiting events: Many companies look specifically for LGBT talent, so they reach out to Q@Haas to set up events, coffee chats, and interviews for us. There’s often wine.

Lesbians Who Tech: An annual event in San Francisco that brings together over 5,000 lesbians, queer women, and allies across all areas of technology.

Manhaters: Not as bad as it sounds. A monthly lesbian comedy show.

Queer First Fridays: A monthly festival of "beers, beats, and babes" in Oakland

…plus many more informal events, like happy hours, nights out in San Francisco, ladies nights, gayme nights… and occasionally some events during the day as well!