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 diplomat 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.

’21-’22 Member Ashley on why she likes Mortar Board

Hello, my name is Ashley Blumer! I have lived in 5 states, and have travelled to almost all 50 states! For me, Mortar Board is a community of people with diverse interests, hobbies, passions, and fields of study. But we all have a great passion for serving our University of Washington community, our surrounding communities, […]

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’21-’22 Treasurer Nathaniel on what Mortar Board means to him

Hello! My name is Nathaniel Yee and I am the current treasurer of Mortar Board! I am a graduating senior majoring in biology and minoring in informatics. I chose to join Mortar Board because of the people. By joining a club which had members with passion, creativity and leadership, I’m always excited to attend every […]

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Excellence in Teaching Award 2020 Nominations

Is there a professor who has gone above and beyond in their teaching? Someone who has supported you in your academic pursuits? Do they serve as an inspiration to you and your fellow students, especially in these trying times? Recognize your favorite professor by nominating them for UW Mortar Board’s Excellence in Teaching Award. This […]

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