COLUMBUS, Miss. – In fall 2014, Mississippi University for Women will offer its master of arts in women’s leadership, which will give students the opportunity to use knowledge of women’s issues as a force for change in today’s world.
MORTAR BOARD APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW! Click HERE to download the application.
What is Mortar Board?Mortar Board began as the first national organization to honor senior college women. Today, Mortar Board is an honor society that recognizes college seniors for excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and service. Mortar Board members are the student leaders on their campuses. The Star and Scepter Chapter at MUW, chartered in 1927, is one of the oldest chapters in the Southeast, and it is a distinct honor to be “tapped” to be a member. Active MUW Mortar Board members proudly wear their gold cords during the Magnolia Chain ceremony on Graduation Day in May.
What do we do?Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community. Additionally, Mortar Board offers numerous benefits and opportunities to members, including career networking, fellowships and awards.Some Benefits of Mortar Board: Academic recognition by your college or university Alumni networking to connect other Mortar Board alumni in your area or across the world Thousands of dollars in fellowships available only to Mortar Board members
Who are some important Mortar Board members?Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; Poet Maya Angelou; Former President Jimmy Carter; Distinguished politician Condoleezza Rice; First woman in space Sally Ride.
Am I eligible?Students must be (at least) second semester juniors to be eligible to apply. They must also have at least one semester to complete at MUW before graduation, so that they may be active participants in the organization.
This year’s application forms are due either by email (you may scan your completed application and send it as an attachment to National dues for Mortar Board are $65 and local dues are $45.00. This is a one-time payment, not a yearly one. Dues must be paid in cash before initiation, which is in Carrier Chapel at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28th. If you apply and are tapped, you MUST arrange to have the $110 in dues to Dr. Pieschel by five p.m. on Wednesday, April 2nd. The dues may either be in cash (you will be provided with a receipt) or paid by check to MUW Mortar Board.
If you have any questions please e-mail Mortar Board president Barsha Subba at
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Dr. Bridget PieschelDirector
Orr Building Annex Phone: (662) 241-6125E-Mail:
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439