Our Purpose

The Westminster College Chapter of Mortar Board strives to commend scholarship on our campus, commit members to leadership and promote literacy in the community.

A purpose statement is only a public relations piece unless it guides everything we do as a chapter.  To that end, here is our purpose illustrated through our activities.

  • Plans have commenced for recognition of Mortar Board members who maintain or improve upon their cumulative QPAs during the Fall 2003 term.  While admission to Mortar Board is in itself a commendation of scholarship, we feel that those who continue their exemplary scholarship should be further rewarded.  Who knows what we might come up with?!
  • We expect Target Chapter members will continue their involvement on Westminster's campus.  To provide additional leadership opportunities, members serve as chairs of service project teams, ranging from short-term events to ongoing activities.
  • "Reading Is Leading" projects fufill the third of Mortar Board's three ideals. 
  • Below you can read a short description of each project.

Mortar Board Week:
Keep an eye out for the events during Mortar Board Week.
We are in the midst of planning events for the week, including a literacy event for adults and one for children. 

Book drive:    
        Plans are underway for the on-going spring book drive in and surrounding the campus. During April, donate those books that are just collecting dust and support literacy!

Food drive:      
    Clean out those cupboards and clean off those shelves! 

Turkey day:
    What a great day is was!  Go here to find out more.

Fun Booth:     
        We created a booth at an all community fundraising athletic event to support breast cancer.  Our booth consisted of pumpkin painting, guess the number feathers in a jar, and pin the goblet on the turkey.  Not that we were plugging Turkey Day.
    ...supporting our college book store and raising some money for our events...showing our school pride and commitment to Mortart Board!
We are still planning upcoming events.