Student Involvement & Leadership

Mortar Board National Honor Society
Recognizing college seniors for exemplary scholarship, leadership, and service.

Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for superior achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service. Membership is synonymous with dedication and success. The PLU Black & Gold Chapter creates a cohort experience for students, in which they will elect leadership positions and assume responsibility for ongoing programs and service to the institution throughout their senior year.

Student in audience at Celebration of Leadership

Membership in PLU’s chapter of Mortar Board recognizes juniors with a 3.5 GPA or higher who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Students are inducted into the honor society the spring of their junior year and serve as active members throughout their senior year. Eligible students are invited to submit an application.

Mortar Board members inducted in 2014
Membership Selection

Being tapped is a tradition within the Honor Society of informing students that they have been selected. On April 21, 2014, 36 PLU students were tapped by Mortar Board advisors to become the first members of Black & Gold Chapter of Mortar Board. 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. Students participate as active members of Mortar Board throughout their senior year.

Application for 2015-2016 membership is now closed.
New application will start in Spring 2016.

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Lizz Zitron
Dr. Eva Johnson
Ian Jamieson
Andrea Shea


Thomas Kim, President
Mackenzie Dean, Vice-President
Elizabeth Maloney, Treasurer
Clara O’Brien, Secretary
Shelby Winters, Membership Chair
Danay Jones, Historian