Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service. While it is an honor to be selected for membership in Mortar Board, it is the commitment to continue serving that differentiates this honor society from an honorary one. Accepting membership means accepting the responsibility and obligation to be an active participant in chapter activities. This commitment is an agreement to actively support the ideals of the society.
We are bound together by a motto shown to the world by three Greek letters, Pi Sigma Alpha. These letters represent the ideals of Mortar Board: Service, Scholarship, and Leadership.
To date, more than 250,000 members have been initiated at 231 chapters nationwide. Upon graduating, members are highly encouraged to keep their names and addresses current with the National
Mortar Board chapters across the nation are challenged to provide thoughtful leadership to the campus and community, to create an environment of effective communication, to move toward a meaningful goal, and to maintain the ideals of the society. Each chapter has the autonomy to determine implementation of the goals, National Project, and resolutions and recommendations set forth by delegates to the National Conference.