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Who are we?

Mortar Board National Honor Society was founded in 1918 originally as a women’s college senior honor society, with four founding chapters at Cornell University, University of Michigan, Ohio State University and Swarthmore College. Since then, Mortar Board has grown to over 230 chapters, and is still growing. 100 years later, Mortar Board commits itself to the same ideals it always has, passing on a legacy of scholarship, service, and leadership, and recognizing those individuals who demonstrate such ideals.

The PLU Black & Gold chapter of Mortar Board sought to uphold the society’s ideals of scholarship, service, and leadership by collaborating with other leaders at PLU. Below, see some of the places where PLU Mortar Board members contributed their time to better the community – or learn more about Mortar Board’s members on our Member Profiles page!

Involvement and Service

Below are some of the organizations where PLU Mortar Board alumni have contributed their time through volunteering:

  • American Heart Association
  • Coin Drive for the Wishing Well Foundation
  • Delta Iota Chi Turkey Basket Drive
  • English Language Learning Program
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Keithley Middle School
  • Local churches
  • Salvation Army Giftwrapping Booth
  • Snohomish Senior Center
  • Trinity Lutheran Church Food Pantry
  • Tzu-Chi Foundation
  • Washington Trails Association
  • Winterfest

“I enjoy being a part of Mortar Board because it allows me to give back to my university and community in my final year here. I’m excited to work with other seniors to partake in service opportunities together.” Carli Snyder