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San Diego State University

Mortar Board

  • Mortar Board Picnic

2016-2017 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

      2016 Mortar Board Planner


      SDSU Mortar Board's Jane K. Smith Cap and Gown chapter is proud to celebrate 25 years of service in creating SDSU's official daily planner, helping Aztecs stay informed productive siince 1991.



      Mortar Boarders kicking off the 2016-2017 academic year at the annual August picnic.