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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Co-Treasurer Yean on why he likes Mortar Board

“Mortar Board is a unique honor society because it is not like others that select solely based on GPA or do nothing meaningful for its members development (except perhaps a line on their resume). Instead, it is a community of like-minded people oriented around the ideas of scholarship, leadership, and service. Being part of Mortar […]

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VP Riley on what makes Mortar Board unique

“The University of Washington’s oldest standing honor society has brought together seniors exemplifying scholarship, leadership, and service dating back as far as 1909. Today’s Mortar Board class is a diverse group of talented, kindhearted individuals that reflect the history of this esteemed society. My peers in Mortar Board are a constant source of inspiration to […]

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Member Alaya on Mortar Board’s impact

“Being part of Mortar Board allows me to be part of a community where I’m surrounded by like-minded motivated students of UW. I also find it purposeful to spend time with them and help out with service projects. Since it is the oldest continuing honor society on the UW campus, it allows me to feel […]

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Member Kevin on how Mortar Board stands out

“When I first heard of Mortar Board, I thought it was just another ordinary honor society. However, as I connected with the rest of the 2019-2020 class, Mortar Board Tolo Chapter transformed to be so much more than that. Mortar Board is a community with a valuable and longstanding history that offers opportunities to network […]

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Member Sanne on why she is happy to be part of Mortar Board

“I am thankful to be a member of Mortar Board because it has connected me with some wonderful people on campus I wouldn’t have otherwise gotten to know. It has been a joy giving back to the greater Seattle community with them!” Sanne Casello, Member Interested in applying? Visit our application page! Applications are due […]

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Teaching Award Chair Claire’s take on what makes Mortar Board stand out

“Something I love about the Mortar Board is its long history at UW—it has been around for over 100 years! As the first national honors organization that included college senior women, Mortar Board recognized women’s scholarship during a time when other honors societies did not. Likewise, our members truly embody Mortar Board’s values of leadership, […]

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President Marium on why she values Mortar Board

“Being the president of Mortar Board has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my undergraduate career. I’ve had the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of students who are highly motivated, and passionate about service, just like me. I also feel blessed to be continuing the history of Mortar Board, which is […]

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Communications Chair Connor on how Mortar Board creates community

“Due to the size of our school, it can oftentimes be difficult to develop relationships with your peers–especially those outside of your chosen majors. As members of Mortar Board, we have an invaluable opportunity to make an overwhelmingly large community at the University of Washington more approachable. The group is made up of students with […]

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Mortar Board Tent City Dinner

Tent City is a homeless shelter project run by SHARE/WHEEL to provide outdoor shelter for those who need it in King County. Tent Cities are portable, self-managed communities with a strict Code of Conduct to ensure the camps stay a safe and beneficial space for its residents. Tent City relies on organizations like Mortar Board […]

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