Student Involvement and Leadership

Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society

Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for superior achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service. Membership in Mortar Board is synonymous with dedication and success. Mortar Board offers PLU's student leaders with an opportunity to join a nationally recognized honor society. In addition, it creates a cohort experience for students, in which they will elect leadership positions and assume responsibility for ongoing programs and service. The inaugural cohort for Mortar Board will be inducted in May 2014.

Eligibility & Selection Process

Juniors with a 3.5 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply for Mortar Board. Eligible students are invited to submit an application, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation. Applications and letters of recommendation should provide evidence of the student's excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Scholarships to cover the national dues are available by answering an additional question on the application. 

Once selected, students are tapped by current Mortar Board members. Being tapped is a tradition within the Honor Society of informing students that they have been selected. Following the tapping, new members attend an orientation session and a formal induction ceremony. The newly inducted cohort elects its leadership; the available leadership positions are outlined in the PLU Mortar Board Bylaws. Newly inducted Mortar Board members are honored during the Celebration of Leadership, held each May. Students participate as active members of Mortar Board throughout their senior year.


PLU Mortar Board Bylaws

PLU Mortar Board Programming

Contact Us

Mortar Board is advised by Lizz Zitron, Eva Johnson, Amber Baillon, and Ian Jamieson.

More information is available from Student Involvement & Leadership. Please contact us at or 253-535-7195 if you have any questions.