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: Nick Orsi

It’s Member Monday! We can’t wait to spotlight Mortar Board Nick Orsi this week. Nick is currently a senior studying Civil Engineering with a construction focus. In relation to his studies, Nick did some awesome internship work this summer at Kiewit Corporation, working on the Folsom Dam phase IV project in Folsom, CA. He has […]

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Member Monday: Alex Lynch

It’s our first official “Member Monday!” Each “Member Monday” will spotlight one of our members, giving some insight into the inspiring academic, philanthropic, and personal pursuits of the Mortar Boards here at UW. First up? The wonderful senior Alex Lynch. Alex is pursuing a Law, Societies, and Justice major with an Italian minor. Currently, Alex […]

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