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.

Annual Wreath Sale

Support Mortar Board Tolo Chapter’s philanthropic projects by purchasing a wreath with us before November 2nd. These wreaths are fragrant, fresh, and locally made. We’ll even deliver them right to your door if you choose! The order form can be found at https://goo.gl/TRP1d9. Let us know if you have any questions!

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2019-2020 Application

The 2019-2020 application for the Mortar Board National Honor Society, Tolo Chapter will be available in February. Mortar Board is a national college senior honor society whose goals are to foster a spirit of scholarship, to recognize and develop leadership skills, and to provide service to the university and to the community. Every year, various […]

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During the fall, our chapter attended the annual U Lead We Lead Initiative, and had the opportunity to hear from inspiring community leaders and faculty. We strive to expand our horizons, academically, professionally, and personally, and aim to help others. In addition, we hosted a mentoring event for first year students, where we interacted with […]

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