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San Diego State University

Mortar Board

  • Mortar Board Picnic

2015-2016 Mortar Board

      What is Mortar Board?

      Mortar Board is... 

      • an organization governed by students for over 90 years

      • in intergenerational group of leaders, chosen for their achievements, united for local and national philanthropy

      • a national network of honor societies committed to scholarship, leadership, and service

      • the first national honor society started by women students for women students

      • dedicated men and women who promote equal opportunities among all people and emphasize the forward progression of the status of women

      • home to thousands of alumni who are dedicated to the goals of the society, committed to its future, and proud to serve the next generation of Mortar Boarders 


      Advantages of Membership

      Membership in Mortar Board is not only an honor but an opportunity to become associated with a national organization that will bring you lifelong enjoyment and recognition. Additionally, membership provides:

      • Opportunities to meet and work with accomplished students from a multitude of disciplines and age groups

      • Opportunities for career placement and advancement through contacts with Mortar Board alumni

      • Opportunities to be considered for a local Mortar Board scholarship that is awarded annually to an outstanding member(s) of the Cap and Gown Chapter

      • Opportunities to apply for National Mortar Board Fellowships

      Membership in the Cap and Gown Chapter will offer you a fulfilling year of service to your university and the community 


      Local Chapter Activities

      Members of Mortar Board work together to play an active role in leadership and service on campus and in the community. Currently, the Jane K. Smith Cap and Gown chapter engages in several activities:

      • Present Emeritus Faculty and Staff Awards annually to recognize individuals whose outstanding works contributed significantly to the university

      • Sponsor a dinner to honor outstanding SDSU faculty and staff

      • In cooperation with Aztec Shops, produce a Daily Planner and Calendar of Events

      • Serve as mentors to students at San Diego State University

      • Participate in special projects related to learning and academic excellence

      • Participate in Honors Council, an organization established to coordinate and help promote the work of all honor societies on campus

      Rock 'n' Roll Event- April 10, 2016

      We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are currently not able to sell tickets online. Regular priced tickets are $10 and reduced price tickets are $5 for recent graduates within the past five years.


      Please make your check out to SD Mortar Board Alumni and mail it to:
      SD Mortar Board Alumni Chapter
      5500 Campanile Drive AD 220
      San Diego, CA 92182-1623.

      2015 Executive Board

      2015 Executive Board Members and Advisors at the Annual Mortar Board Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

      2015 mortar boarders around picnic table


      Mortar Boarders at 2015 Picnic. From left to right: Angela Risi, Martin Quach, Tessa Young, Denise Chang, and Seraphina Solders.