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.

Mortar Board Tolo 2019-2020 Class Retreat

On November 3rd, the 2019-2020 Tolo class held our annual class retreat. We gathered together for a fun evening filled with games, group bonding, and a sandwich bar! We started off the night with a fun fact guessing game, where each member wrote out a fun fact about themselves (ex. “I first started growing facial […]

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Annual Wreath Sale 2019

With the holiday season fast approaching, now is the perfect time to get into the spirit with a holiday fir wreath! These wreaths are locally made and decorated with pine, juniper, berries, and more. They are being sold for $20 as a fundraiser to support Mortar Board and its philanthropic projects. We offer free home […]

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Last Lecture with Professor Denis Bašić

Thank you Professor Bašić in the UW Jackson School of International Studies for presenting at Mortar Board Tolo’s 2019 Last Lecture! Your thought-provoking presentation on the similarities between historically conflicting ideologies was inspiring. For many of us not in JSIS, your lecture helped expand our knowledge beyond our focuses of study. Thank you for engaging […]

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