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: Karl Marrett

Thank you to all those who applied and interviewed for Mortar Board’s 2016 class! This Member Monday, we wanted to give a special shout-out to Karl Marrett, one of our membership co-chairs, for all of his hard work! A little bit about Karl – as a senior, he is finishing up his studies in the […]

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Member Monday: Elli Novatcheva

In light of today’s Super Bowl day of mourning‚Ķ we have something to brighten up your day – it’s Member Monday! Here to bring the sunshine today is Elli Novatcheva, one of our seniors in Tolo chapter. Studying Biology and International Studies, Elli balances out both of her degrees by working at the JSIS Advising […]

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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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