Mortar Board is one of the oldest, most prestigious national senior honor societies, recognized for its mission to “facilitate cooperation among honor societies, contribute to the self-awareness of its members, promote ideals of the University, advance a spirit of scholarship, recognize and encourage leadership, provide service, and establish the opportunity for meaningful exchange of ideas as individuals and as a group.”
Our members represent the top scholars and leaders on their respective campuses. It is a participatory organization that challenges each of its members to actively engage with their campus and community and truly represent the spirits of scholarship, leadership and service.
Mortar Board is an honor society, not an honorary; therefore, membership entails both recognition and responsibility. Members are recognized for their outstanding commitments to scholarship, service, and leadership, both within and outside of the University community. As an honor society, Mortar Board serves the University through a variety of service projects and requires a commitment of its members to consistently participate in meetings and activities.
Students who will be classified as seniors in the 2017-2018 academic year and will graduate in December 2017, May 2018 or August 2018 are eligible for membership in Mortar Board. It is tradition that initiation into Mortar Board is kept a secret; therefore, we will notify you of your selection status by the end of March. Upon selection you may be required to provide a copy of your Degree Progress Report.
Your completed information sheet, with all supplemental materials, should be submitted electronically via Google Forms (see link below). Applications are due via this form by 5:00 PM, March 3rd, 2017.
A $120 one-time fee is charged to new members. This fee covers required dues to Mortar Board, Inc., events and activities throughout the academic year and an honor cord to wear at graduation, which identifies you as a member of Mortar Board. Dues should be paid by Initiation.
Any questions about Mortar Board may be addressed to Dara Stuart, President of the University of Kansas chapter of Mortar Board, or Breshawna Briggs, Vice President.