Welcome to the University of Washington Mortar Board Tolo Chapter webpage. It is our intention that this webpage is passed down from class to class, passing on the core values of scholarship, leadership, and service.

Mortar Board is a certified national honor society recognizing college seniors for their exemplary scholarship, leadership and service. Founded in 1909, the Tolo Chapter of Mortar Board is the oldest continuing honor society on the UW campus. Among UW Tolo Chapter alumni are civic leader and UW Regent Mary Gates, philanthropist Marion Oliver McCaw, and formerWashington State Attorney General Rob McKenna. NFL quarterback and philanthropist Drew Brees, former Director of the National Science Foundation Rita Colwell, astronaut on the Challenger Judith Resnik, as well as politician and educator Condoleezza Rice are among many distinguished Mortar Board alumni throughout the country.

Each year, up to 40 students are selected for membership in the Tolo Chapter of Mortar Board. Members of Mortar Board are a diverse group of individuals who have excelled in academics and have demonstrated excellent leadership skills. Our members are actively involved in service to the community.

VP Betz’ take on what makes Mortar Board unique

“Mortar Board differs from other honor societies because of the long history that our Tolo Chapter has on the UW campus. The Tolo Chapter of Mortar Board has been at the University of Washington for over 100 years, and began as a women’s only honor society at a time when women were not allowed to […]

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Mortar Board Class of 2020 Application OPEN

The application and nomination form for Mortar Board class of 2020 is now OPEN! Nominations are due by February 1st and the application closes at February 9th at 11:59 PM. LINK TO APPLICATION/NOMINATION FORM Mortar Board is a certified national honor society recognizing college seniors for their exemplary scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1909, the […]

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Member Monday: Azelle Bahadory

Mortar Board Tolo Chapter is excited to share its last Member Monday of the quarter by introducing member Azelle Bahadory! Azelle is an International Studies major and linguistics minor who is currently a FIG leader for freshmen at the UW. Azelle’s favorite part of college has been all of the interesting classes she can take. […]

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