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K-State Today

January 26, 2023

Applications are open for Blue Key and Mortar Board

Submitted by Jenika Hazelbaker

Applications are open for Blue Key Honor Society and Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. Both of these organizations emphasize excellence in scholarship, dedication to service and achievement in leadership.

On the K-State campus, Mortar Board allocates scholarship money to fellow students, promotes professional development, directs events such as Free Balloon Day, Faculty Recognition, Mortar Board Week and Reading is Leading, and organizes multiple service projects each year. Blue Key is involved in facilitating the Catalyst Self-Development Program, Quest Freshman Honorary, LeadX workshops and other personal and professional development events, like Strengths in Action and the universitywide Leadership Appreciation Reception.

Applicants for Blue Key must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, achieve senior status by fall 2023 — 90 hours — and be an on-campus student for both semesters of the 2023-2024 school year.

To apply for Blue Key, please access the online application. Applications for Blue Key must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, to be considered.

An informal information session about the Blue Key selections process and membership expectations will be from 8-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in Room 126 of the Leadership Studies Building. Attendance is not mandatory, and your presence will not impact selection.

Applicants for Mortar Board must have the following: a cumulative GPA of 3.0, at least 75 credit hours completed by Jan. 1, 2023, and a commitment to Mortar Board activities throughout the 2023-2024 academic year, August through May. To self-nominate to be a member of Mortar Board, please access the online form. Self-nominations for Mortar Board must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, to be considered.

Consider applying to either Mortar Board or Blue Key to further enhance your collegiate experience. Contact Jenika Hazelbaker at mjhazelbaker@k-state.edu with Blue Key questions or Manny Ugwuebu at eou@k-state.edu with Mortar Board questions.