Mortar Board, a national honor society, recognizes college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership, and public service. The organization includes 228 chapters as well as 50 alumni chapters, and since its founding in 1918 has initiated nearly a quarter of a million college seniors. Among Mortar Board’s many distinguishing achievements is the fact that it was the first honor society for women. Although Mortar Board became a co-ed honor society in the 1970s, these unique roots still resound in the current traditions and values that we seek to uphold.
One of the four founding chapters of the Mortar Board national organization, the Cornell University chapter, Der Hexenkreis, has offered its members a unique opportunity to be among some of Cornell’s most influential student leaders from many outstanding groups on campus. Since its inception in 1892, Der Hexenkreis provides ample opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to both the Cornell and Ithaca communities, and recognizes the value of scholarship and academic excellence.
Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for superior achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.
Since its founding in 1918, Mortar Board has grown and evolved to match the needs of members, providing exclusive service and educational opportunities that only Mortar Board can offer.
To learn more about Mortar Board National Honor Society, visit http://www.mortarboard.org and watch the video below.
Mortar Board taps juniors in their spring
Der Hexenkreis, Cornell’s chapter of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, has begun to accept applications for membership in the 124th Tapping Class! Mortar Board provides opportunities for members to grow as leaders and scholars in the Cornell community through networking receptions, collaborative initiatives, and service projects. Previous tapping classes have been comprised of students who have excelled in the classroom, on the field, and in the lab, and have included student trustees, published researchers, representatives of the Greek community, and distinguished athletes. All juniors interested in contributing to and serving their community are encouraged to apply here. Applications must be submitted by February 4th, 2015. Please reach out to our Membership Chair, Michael Jalkio (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any questions about the application process.
We look forward to welcoming our 124th Tapping Class!