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.

Member Monday: Brian Carpenter

Happy MLK Day, everyone! Mortar Board had a blast serving our community today with UW Golden Key International Honour Society. For today’s Member Monday we spotlight our Vice President Brian Carpenter, who is pictured at the service event today! Brian is a currently a Junior at UW, studying Aeronautics and Astronautics. Here at UW, he […]

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Member Tuesday: Marjorie Thompson

It’s Member… Tuesday! (Apologies for the slight delay) This week we are excited to share Mortar Board Marjorie Thompson’s accomplishments! As a senior Biology (Physiology) major, Marjorie is currently doing some awesome research as an undergraduate researcher at the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine here at the UW. Even with that commitment, she also […]

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Member Monday: Shannon Wiese

Welcome back Huskies! Here’s to a great quarter. For this week’s Member Monday, we look to the one and only Shannon Wiese. As a senior at UW, Shannon is double majoring in Medical Anthropology and Global Health with a minor in Dance. Not only that, but she also holds positions as a Navigation Assistant for […]

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