Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for superior achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. The University of Alabama’s Hypatia Chapter is one of the oldest chapters in the nation.

Only a select few students on each campus are invited to join this esteemed Society. Mortar Board members are presented with the unique opportunity to join a diverse group of students from vastly different disciplines and interests. Since Mortar Board’s founding in 1918, more than a quarter of a million members have held the honor of being initiated at 230 chartered chapters across the nation.

Our Society provides its members with opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community.

Mortar Board invites all members to apply for the 2023-2024 academic year, regardless of ability to pay. Through grants and volunteer opportunities, Mortar Board is able to waive dues for all individuals selected for membership who need financial assistance.

Selection Criteria

Class standing: Current Juniors/Rising Seniors
GPA: 3.5
Selection timeline: Spring

For more information, please visit the Mortar Board website.