Membership Policy


Membership is open to graduates of Wharton degree programs only.  Club membership dues are non-refundable once paid.


Unless otherwise specified (event invitation, ticket description or email communication) cancellations must be made at least 48-hours (business day) prior to the event date by sending an email to [email protected].  Refunds or credits for future events are not available for any no-shows or late cancellations. 

If a pre-registered member and/or their guest has not received the webinar access link for virtual events, or venue location for in-person events, by 1:00 PM CT the day prior to the scheduled event date, please email [email protected] for assistance. After this point, WCC may not have ample time to respond and provide support so the member and/or guest would be considered a no-show.

All dues and fees are used to support the Club's ongoing nonprofit programs, the purpose of which is to support Wharton School alumni professionally and personally.

Event Guests

For in-person events, all guests must be accompanied by the Wharton alumni member.  Guests may not be admitted if the WCC member is late or does not show up.

General Conduct and Suspension or Termination of Membership

Members and their guests are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner.

Any member or guest engaging in unprofessional conduct or conduct materially prejudicial to the WCC’s purposes or interests may be asked to leave an event.  Any member or guest who has engaged in unprofessional conduct or conduct materially prejudicial to the WCC’s purposes or interests may be prohibited from attending future Wharton Club of Chicago events.

Membership may be suspended or terminated by the Board of Directors, or a committee or person authorized by the Board of Directors to make such a determination, if the Board or such committee or person, as the case may be, determines that the member engaged in conduct that was improper or otherwise prejudicial, abusive or destructive to the Club or its purposes or interests or to any member or members of the Club or its staff, or has failed in any material respect to observe the WCC’s standards of conduct, as established by the Board of Directors from time to time.