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%20Melissa%20Loughner, President, at or call her at (412) 396-6055. Or like us on Facebook.


Important Dates

2024-2025 Women's Guild Monthly Meetings
(11:00 a.m. via Zoom)

Please check back later for a list of 2024-2025 meeting dates.

2023-2024 Women's Guild Monthly Masses
(12:00 p.m. the University Chapel)

  • Thursday, September 14, 2023
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023
  • Thursday, January 11, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 25, 2024 - In Memory of Allison Beall Carlson
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024
  • Thursday, May 30, 2024
Please check back later for our next Book Club selection.

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!