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How to Apply

Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society

Alcorn State University Epignosis Chapter of Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society recognizes college seniors for their exemplary scholarship, leadership, and service. With over a quarter of a million members having been initiated at 229 chartered chapters nationwide, our Honors Society will provide opportunities for continued leadership development, to promote service to the community, and to encourage lifelong contributions to the market place.


Candidates for Mortar Board membership at the Alcorn State University chapter must meet the following requirements.

  • attain Junior standing (completion of at least 90 units) prior to January Spring semester.
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above
  • show demonstrated and exemplary record of scholarship, leadership, and service
  • indicate a commitment to active participation in Alcorn State University Mortar Board activities for one year

How to Apply for Membership

Submit an electronic copy of the application, which includes the Information Sheet and Essay Responses.

Save and attach the application to an email with a Subject line: Input Mortar Board Application 2013-2014, and send to: vgalle@alcorn.edu

Please note that incomplete and late application packets will not be considered!

Thank you for your interest in Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. I hope you find this selection process straightforward. If you need additional information, please call Dr. Thomas C. Sturgis at 601.877.6257 or email: tsturgis@alcorn.edu. You may also contact Dr. Wandra Arrington at 601-877-6139 or warrington@alcorn.edu or Ms. Sonia Eley at eley@alcorn.edu. Best of luck!