Thank you for your interest in applying for membership in Mortar Board or to be recognized as a Mortar Board Notable! 

Letter to Applicants

Mortar Board, a national senior honor society, is an association of collegians selected for distinguished ability in scholarship, leadership, and service. Mortar Board was founded on February 15, 1918 at Syracuse University and has grown to include over 200 chartered chapters and 200,000 alumni. While it is an honor to be selected for membership in Mortar Board, it is the continued commitment to serve that differentiates Mortar Board from other honorary societies. During the past year, Mortar Board has accomplished numerous activities including honoring individuals who have made a difference in students’ lives through the “People Who Inspire” banquet; recognizing outstanding educators in the “Professor of the Month” award program; hosting exemplary University of Nebraska alumni during Master’s Week; participating in our national project, “Reading is Leading,” by reading weekly with Clinton Elementary School students; cosponsoring the Jack Frost Jog to support the Team Jack Foundation; and hosting the traditional gavel exchange with the University of Iowa Mortar Board chapter during the NU/Iowa football game. As a member of Mortar Board, you will take part in a variety of activities with an outstanding group of individuals.

The following qualifications are required to apply:

  • Junior or Senior standing with 53 or more credit hours
  • 3.3 Grade Point Average
  • Must be a student at least one year following initiation in the spring of 2017

We are have not yet opened our applications for next year