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Mortar Board

Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership and service. Mortar Board members represent the top scholars and leaders on their campuses. Since its establishment in 1918, nearly a quarter of a million members have been initiated at 226 chartered chapters across the nation. Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community. Additionally, Mortar Board offers numerous benefits and opportunities to members, including career networking, fellowships and awards.

Although there are many honor societies nationwide, Mortar Board is truly a unique organization:

  • Mortar Board seeks to honor the best of the best, traditionally selecting first-rate members
  • Members are active and involved, accepting the responsibility and obligation to be devoted to their chapters and communities
  • Mortar Board is governed entirely by the students, who annually set the purpose and direct the organization by participation at the national conference
  • As lifetime members, there is enormous potential for involvement in Mortar Board - Mortar Board offers unique benefits exclusively for members

Nearly a quarter of a million members have been initiated at 226 chartered chapters nationwide, including notable members such as:

  • Distinguished politician Condoleezza Rice
  • Astronaut on the Challenger Judith Resnick
  • Best-selling author Aron Ralston
  • Professional football player Drew Brees
  • Best-selling author Bruce Littlefield

Additionally, numerous community and international leaders have been named honorary members. To name a few:

  • Professional cyclist Lance Armstrong
  • Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
  • Poet Maya Angelou
  • Former President Jimmy Carter
  • Former Mayor of New York Rudolph Giuliani

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